New Observer Opinion Poll Suggests Conservative Support Down

A new opinion poll produced for the Observer Newspaper by Opinium shows that support for the Conservative Party has fallen over the last days. The Conservative lead has now been cut to 6%, with 43% of voters projected to vote Conservative and 37% projected to vote Labour.

Opinium said following the results:

“Over two in five (42%) think that Theresa May would be the best prime minister. On the other hand 26% say Jeremy Corbyn would make the best prime minister. This is very different from the first poll of the campaign where 49% thought Mrs May would make the best PM and only 14% said Jeremy Corbyn would.

Similarly, at the start of the campaign, 44% said they were satisfied with Mrs May, while 16% were dissatisfied with Theresa May, but prefer her to Jeremy Corbyn. Only 20% said they preferred Mr Corbyn. However, the proportion who are satisfied with Mrs May and the proportion that prefer Mr Corbyn are now relatively similar (34% vs 33% respectively)”.

The full voting data is available at http://opinium.co.uk/political-polling-30th-may-2017/.