Labour and Jeremy Corbyn in fresh crisis as poll shows sharpest drop in support for two years

The Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn is in a new crisis as poll shows support at a two-year low

A new poll shows a decrease in support for Labour under Jeremy Corbyn

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Labour Party has been plunged into fresh crisis after a poll has revealed support is at its lowest level for almost two years.

The company which conducted the poll, ICM, interviewed more than 2,000 adults over the age of 18 from the end of March in 2016 to the beginning of April this year.

Its findings, produced for the Guardian, revealed support for the party is at 25%, the lowest it has been since former leader Ed Miliband lost the 2015 general election.

In fact Labour has never been lower than 25% in any ICM report since the company started producing its political poll in 1983.

ICM director Martin Boon told talkRADIO that Labour had only sunk to 25% in its surveys twice before - in June and August 2009. On those occasions Britain was in the middle of the credit crunch and the party was nearing the end of its 13-year period of power under Gordon Brown.

Meanwhile, support for every other party rose by varied percentages, with exception of the Green Party, the support for which remained the same.