A new poll puts Labour just six points behind the Conservatives
The Lib Dems are on 8 per cent, Ukip 4 per cent and the Greens are on just one per cent.
According to the respected prediction website Electoral Calculus this poll would give the Tories a majority of 40 with 345 seats up 14, Labour down seven to 225 and the Lib Dems down five to three seats.
The Lib Dems were on 8 per cent, Ukip 4 per cent and the Greens are on just one per cent
The poll follows the Tories “wobble” over its social care policy after Mrs May had to clarify it and announce there would be a cap on how much people pay.
But it also follows concerns in the aftermath of the Manchester bomb attack over the record of Mr Corbyn and Labour’s hard Left leadership of previously supporting terrorist organisations such as the IRA, Hezbollah and Hamas.
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The poll by Survation for ITV's Good Morning Britain (GMB) showed that 53 per cent believe Mrs May would make the best prime minister.
There is a risk of Corbyn making it to No 10
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However, support for for the leftwing extremist Mr Corbyn is rising at 30 per cent, an increase of nine points since a GMB/Survation poll on May 5 and 6.
The poll showed that 53 per cent believe Theresa May would make the best prime minister
A senior Tory source said: “As the Prime Minister said last week the only poll that matters is 8 June and how we have always said there is a risk of Corbyn making it to No 10 – and if that happens he’ll be in charge of our Brexit negotiations 11 days later.”
The poll comes after Scottish Nationalist Nicola Sturgeon has said she would back a progressive alliance with Mr Corbyn as she pursues her agenda of breaking up Britain.
Survation interviewed 1,009 UK residents aged 18 and over by telephone on May 26 and 27.