Decisive survey shows public have warmed to Corbyn and cooled on Theresa May

A decisive survey has revealed the public have warmed to Jeremy Corbyn’s style and cooled on Theresa May.

Jeremy Corbyn has leapfrogged Theresa May for having sound judgement and likeability in the eyes of the public.

The Labour leader has also overtaken the Prime Minister on the question of having “a lot of personality”.

The survey found four in ten voters say Mr Corbyn has sound judgement, up ten points in a year, while Mrs May’s score on this has plummeted from 56 to 36 per cent.

Forty-six per cent of the public like the Labour leader, a rise from 37 per cent in September 2016, while the figure for the Prime Minister has fallen from 60 to 38 per cent.

Mrs May’s rating as a capable leader has dropped from 68 to 45 per cent but she is still ahead of Mr Corbyn, who is up from 24 to 38 per cent.

The PM is seen by four out of ten voters as good in a crisis, compared with three out of ten for the Labour leader.

Gideon Skinner, head of political research at Ipsos MORI, said: “The public have clearly warmed to Jeremy Corbyn’s style, and cooled on Theresa May, over the last year. But Theresa May still leads on some competence issues such as capability and handling a crisis.”


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