In a two-horse race for who would be the best Prime Minister, Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are coming joint third

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are currently less popular than ‘don’t know’

In a survey asking who would make the best Prime Minister out of Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May, the two leaders somehow managed to come joint third.

The somewhat embarrassing poll found out that the British public’s preferred candidate for the top job turns out to be: ‘Don’t Know’.

The latest YouGov survey on voting intentions found that 33% of the public think Mrs May would be the best Prime Minister, another 33% back Mr Corbyn for the role, and 35% picked neither (figures rounded to the nearest whole number).

The public backs ‘don’t know’ over Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn

This is the first time since she took office that Mrs May has been defeated by ‘don’t know’.

Out of the 1,680 respondents, 49% of Remain voters think the Labour leader would make the best PM, compared to 18% backing May.

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54% of leave voters think May is best candidate for Number 10, compared to 18% for Corbyn.

The survey also asked for voting intentions, asking participants which party they would vote for if there was a general election held tomorrow.

Voting intentions

Labour bagged 42% of the vote and the Tories 39%, down from 40 the previous week.

Mr Corbyn’s party has been ahead of the Conservatives since the end of August, after a narrow defeat in July’s General Election.

Theresa May’s popularity has plummeting since her decision to call a snap election and a campaign which saw her face accusations of being ‘robotic’.

Her keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference did little to improve her standing, after a prankster handed her a P45 and a coughing fit left her unable to get her words out.

In the past few weeks bookies have slashed the odds of May being ousted as PM by Christmas.

 

 

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