With just five days left to the general election, Theresa May is facing a drop in her personal ratings, down by six points from two weeks ago, accordign to Ipsos MORI.
But 50 per cent of voters still think Mrs May is the most capable candidate to hold up the mantle of Prime Minister, higher than Jeremy Corbyn’s 35 per cent.
The Conservatives are currently holding a 45 per cent share of the vote, with a five point lead on Labour.
Four in five voters have now decided who they will vote for and only one in five admitted they might still change their mind on polling day.
Gideon Skinner, Head of Political Research at Ipsos MORI, said: “Here’s more evidence of the Conservative’s wobbly week, with Labour improving again and the last two weeks of campaigning seeing a big hit to the Prime Minister’s personal ratings.
“But remember this is just a snapshot of a period of time, not a prediction – the Conservative vote share remains high, May is still seen as the most capable PM, and they still have the support of older people.
“Meanwhile, Labour’s support still relies a great deal on younger people, who in the past have proven less likely to vote.”
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The Conservative vote share remains high, May is still seen as the most capable PM
Gideon Skinner, Head of Political Research at Ipsos MORI
A YouGov poll carried out on behalf of Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London, took a look at voting intentions in the capital.
The poll fond that Labour is now 17 points ahead of the Tories in London, in a tremendous nine point gain since the start of May.
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The Conservative share of votes dropped to 33 per cent, which is two points lower than under David Cameron in 2015.
Based on the poll, the Tories are expected to lose four seats to both Labour and the Lib Dems.
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Croydon Central and Hendon are predicted leave Conservative hands for Labour. Kingston and Surbiton, and Twickenham could be taken by the Lib Dems.
Professor Philip Cowley, director of the Mile End institute, thinks many marginal seats will be safe bets for Labour.
“On these numbers, lots of previously marginal seats become fairly safe for Labour – Ilford North, for example, goes from a knife edge to a fairly comfortable 10 per cent majority,” he said. “That wasn’t really in the Conservative script.”
He also cautioned about the potential impact of the Greens and Ukip not standing for certain seats.
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“In the end though, I doubt it will make much difference – their combined support has shrunk from 13 per cent in 2015 to around five points now,” he said.
“The combined Labour and Conservative vote share is 83 per cent, which we’ve not seen in London since 1979.
“There’s some good news for the Lib Dems, but in most seats in London this is increasingly an old-school red versus blue fight,” said Professor Cowley.”