Jeremy Corbyn would be Prime Minister if an election was held tomorrow, according to the pollster which most accurately predicted Thursday’s election result.
A new poll by Survation puts Labour six points ahead of the Tories on 45% of the vote.
The Tories, meanwhile, polled 39% – almost four points below their result in the general election.
It is the first time since Theresa May took power that any poll has put Labour ahead of the Conservatvies.
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Survation’s final poll before election day correctly predicted Labour would win around 40% of the vote, with the Tories just ahead of them.
Today’s poll also found almost half of the public – including a quarter of Tory voters – thought Mrs May should resign as Prime Minister.
Half the public said Theresa May, who is coming under pressure, should resign (Photo: PA)
Some 49% of those polled said the beleaguered Tory leader should quit, with just 38% saying she should stay.
And 41% of respondents said she should resign immediately.
The stunning numbers emerged as Jeremy Corbyn vowed to topple floundering PM Theresa May, saying: “I can still be Prime Minister. This is still on. Absolutely.”
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Boris Johnson is the most popular choice to replace Mrs May, on 26% – with Philip Hammond in second place on just 10%.
But despite multiple claims he was being urged to stand, Mr Johnson described reports of his leadership run as “tripe”.
Boris Johnson – tipped as a next leader – has the highest good AND bad ratings (Photo: PA)
A separate YouGov poll for the Sunday Times today showed Jeremy Corbyn’s personal ratings had drawn level with Theresa May’s for the first time.
YouGov also asked if people thought Mrs May should quit. Of the 1,720 adults questioned on June 9-10, 48% said she should go and 38% said she should stay.
But there was not a huge ray of light for her rivals either.
Of seven frontrunners for the Tory leadership, only Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson – who realistically can’t stand because she is not an MP – had more people saying she’d be a good than a bad leader.
Some 52% say Boris Johnson would be a bad leader, a level of hostility beaten only by Michael Gove.
But 24% also say the Foreign Secretary would make a good leader, a level none of his rivals can match. Ms Davidson was second on 20%.
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