Another poll shows Labour gaining on the Conservatives as election day looms

Written by Josh May on 30 May 2017 in News

Labour has cut the Conservatives' opinion poll lead yet again

Ballot box: Picture credit - PA

Labour has cut the Conservatives' opinion poll lead yet again as the election race continues to tighten.

A Survation poll for ITV’s Good Morning Britain puts the Tories on 43 per cent, with Labour on 37 per cent - up three points since last week and eight points in the past fortnight.

Both main parties are well ahead of the Liberal Democrats, who are on on eight per cent, and UKIP on four per cent.


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Theresa May continues to comfortably win on who would make the best Prime Minister, with 53 per cent preferring the Conservative leader and 30 per cent backing Jeremy Corbyn – though the Labour leader’s rating does represent a nine-point rise since the start of the month.

May’s response to the Manchester terror attack was supported, as 56 per cent of respondents said she had done a good job compared to 17 per cent who felt she had done a bad job. Corbyn’s numbers were 33 per cent thought he had done a good job and 30 per cent bad.

The narrowing of the Tory lead is in line with the trend shown by most surveys conducted since the Conservative manifesto was released.

Shortly after May called the early election, the Tories were enjoying a lead of more than 20 points but that has now been cut, with many pollsters' showing the gap in single figures.

If proven accurate, however, such a result would probably still result the Tories increasing their 17-seat majority in the House of Commons.

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