According to a YouGov poll, Theresa May’s lead over Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn has dropped to 13 points from the 23-point lead enjoyed by the Tories just last week.
The Sunday poll showed the Labour party leader up by six points with a 31 percent support, with May’s Tories dropping to 44 percent, ahead of the June 8 UK general elections.
Other polls varied but showed a similar trend.
Poll aggregator Opinium placed the Labour Party up by four points with a 30 percent support, while May’s Conservative Party dropped to 44 percent.
The shift has been attributed to Theresa May’s inability to accept a public debate with Corbyn, with May refusing to appear in any one-on-one televised debates even though over 119,000 people signed a petition asking for a debate.
Meanwhile, support for the Liberal Democratic dropped by three points to 8 percent, The Independent reported. LibDem leader, Tim Farron, who called Corbyn the “worst leader in history,” was widely criticized for his views on LGBT community. In a recent interview with channel 4, when asked if he considers homosexuality a sin, he responded by saying he would not “make theological announcements.”
The far-right, ‘eurosceptic’ Ukip also saw a drop over the past few weeks and currently stands at 7 percent, a two-point dip from the previous week.
Just last week, Ukip leader Paul Nuttall came under fire for his ‘racist’ stance on Muslims after rolling out his plan to ban the burqa and sharia courts.
Labour’s Corbyn has repeatedly blasted what he calls a bias by media against him due to his left-wing policies, with studies showing most of the British public agree.
The Labour leader said a week ago that he would consider suspending the British involvement in airstrikes against Syria as an effort to minimize civilian deaths in the war-torn region. Corbyn told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that he believed that “the only solution in Syria is going to be a political one.”
“I want us to say ‘Listen, let’s get people around the table quickly’ and a way of achieving that – suspending the strikes, possibly.”
Boris Johnson, Tory foreign secretary, slammed Corbyn calling him a “threat to national security” who had no “grasp of the need for Britain to be strong in the world.”
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