Corbyn's Trumpian approval rating

Corbyn's Trumpian approval rating

GfK has tonight released its first UK poll since before the 2005 election - which it got right, by the way.

It puts the Conservatives at 41%, way ahead of Labour which sits at 28%.  UKIP are on 12%, with the Lib Dems trailing on just 7%.  The Green Party has the support of 6% of likely voters.

As a result, our poll of polls now has the Tories on 42.5%, a massive 16.5 points ahead of Labour, which is on 26%.

A huge Tory lead is no longer news to us, frankly, so we're more interested in the approval ratings GfK have also produced tonight.  In their poll, they asked voters how they approved of the way Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Trump, and Theresa May are doing their respective jobs.  

Here's what they had to say.

Only 17% of British voters approve of Corbyn, compared with 18% for Donald Trump.  But while a huge 58% of voters disapprove of Jeremy Corbyn - giving him a net approval rating of -41 - an even greater percentage of voters - 60% - disapprove of Donald Trump.  Thus the President's approval rating is one point lower than the Labour leader's.  Still, small victories...

Theresa May, on the other hand, is much more popular.  While 33% of voters disapprove of the way she is handling the job of being Prime Minister, 46% approve.  Thus her net approval rating is a very respectable +13; this is 54 points ahead of Jeremy Corbyn.

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But while voters are clearly quite positive about the Prime Minister, they aren't quite sure about her government.  It scores a net approval rating of zero, with 40% both approving and disapproving.

GfK polled 1938 British adults, weighted by demographics and certain other factors to be representative of the nation.

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