Jeremy Corbyn is enjoying his highest ratings, but he is still 13 points behind Theresa May
A YouGov survey released this morning revealed 30 per cent of voters believe the Labour leader would make the best Prime Minister ahead of next Thursday’s General Election.
A total of 43 per cent think Theresa May is the best person to lead the country and 27 per cent did not know.
The poll marks Mr Corbyn’s highest ever rating and Mrs May’s lowest ever.
With the Tory leader still having a 13 point lead the Labour leader is still struggling to get the electorate to believe he is the best person for the job.
The new poll was taken over Tuesday and Wednesday, and included the moment when Mr Corbyn announced he would be taking part in a live televised six-party debate last night, despite saying he would only participate if Mrs May did.
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Mrs May stuck to her guns and sent her Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, in her place.
The decision caused a backlash for the Tory leader, with all other politicians present apart from Mr Corbyn, attacking her for the no-show.
This morning Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Mrs May was “wise” not to go and hailed Ms Rudd’s “heroic job”.
Today’s leaders’ poll reveals a better day for the Tories than a parties poll by YouGov.
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Jeremy Corbyn took part in a televised debate on Wednesday
The newest voting intentions poll, taken over the same two days, shows the Tories only holding onto a three point lead – the lowest since campaigning started.
When asked which party they would vote for, 42 per cent of those polled said they would vote for the Conservatives – down from 43 per cent at the weekend.
Theresa May has chosen to speak directly to the electorate instead of taking part in TV debates
Amber Rudd represented the Tory party in the TV debate
Labour was on 39 per cent, up from 36 per cent, giving the narrowest YouGov polling has had to date.
The Lib Dems are on seven per cent, down from eight per cent while Ukip remain on four per cent and votes for other parties are at eight per cent, up from seven per cent.
YouGov was criticised yesterday for using a new polling model which showed the General Election would load to major Tory losses, yet also showed Theresa May’s party gaining a large majority.
The company said today’s leader and party polls were gathered using YouGov’s “conventional” polling, not the new model.