Nigel Farage is now more popular than Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May are now both more unpopular that Nigel Farage (Getty)

With the Brexit Party riding high in the polls, it may not come as a surprise to find that its leader is also gaining in popularity.

A new favourability poll for party leaders by YouGov has found that Nigel Farage is now officially more popular than both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn.

While Mr Farage still has a negative net favourability score of -32, it does nevertheless put him above the two main party leaders.

Mr Farage has seen his Brexit Party soar in the polls (Getty)

As her party calls on her to go, Mrs May’s net favourability score has plummeted from -39 in late March to an all-time low of -49.

Alarmingly for Labour leader Mr Corbyn, he fares even worse - sitting on a -50 score in the survey.

On the other end of the scale, Change UK leader Heidi Allen is the most popular leader in the country, but YouGov cautioned her score of -11 reflects how poorly known she is by the public.

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The results bring yet more cheer to Mr Farage, whose party is set to win the EU elections next week.

He made a campaign visit to Essex nightclub Sugar Hut - favoured by the cast of Towie - and told a crowded room: "The Only Way Is Brexit.”

The Brexit Party founder was welcomed to the club in Brentwood by owner Mick Norcross ahead of next week's elections.

Mr Farage was in Essex on Thursday to urge people to vote for the Brexit Party in the EU elections (PA)
Corbyn and May have both lost support with the electorate (Getty)

Mr Farage said: "I thought if we won the Brexit battle our politicians would simply have to deliver it.

"I've now learnt that this battle is about far more than Brexit, this battle actually is about democracy.

"It's about whether we are a democratic nation, it's about whether we have a bond of trust between us and those that govern us, it's about how the rest of the world looks at us.

"We used to be an admired country. This Prime Minister and our Parliament have turned us into a laughing stock.”

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