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It’s business as usual next week with Theresa May getting on with Brexit and a plan to cap energy bills – and no mention at all of the fact that her party is now trailing Labour by five points.

According to the BMG poll for The Independent, Labour enjoys the support of 42 per cent of voters, while the Tories can only rely on 37 per cent.

For the Conservative Party, a mid-30s poll rating is the kiss of death – but commentators are predicting that the fall is far from over.

Theresa May’s own problems are, if anything, even worse – she trails Jeremy Corbyn, the man most people had written off as any credible candidate to be prime minister before this year’s general election, by two points.

By the way, in Scotland the situation is even worse for the Tories.

According to YouGov, Labour has leapfrogged the Tories with a five point gain to take second place behind the SNP.

Mr Corbyn has managed to gain exactly the number of popularity points that Mrs May has dropped – 62. He now has a massive 69-point lead on her, north of the border.

Left-wing commentators are already saying if left-wing candidate Richard Leonard wins the Scottish Labour leadership election, the SNP’s days at the top will be numbered … and the number isn’t very high.

So there won’t be any discussion of Scottish polls in the mainstream media either – despite the fact that Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson and the SNP’s Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh were on Robert Peston’s show today (October 8).

Theresa May’s crisis has deepened today with a new poll showing Labour surging ahead of the Conservatives, while the public now also has a clear preference for Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister.

The exclusive survey for The Independent by BMG Research now has Labour five points ahead of the Tories, who are still reeling from a coup launched by ex-ministers to overthrow Ms May.

Mr Corbyn, fresh from a conference at which he cemented his position, has a two point lead over Ms May in terms of who the public would prefer to be running the country.

The under-fire PM also faces pressure from the European Union where leaders in France and Germany signalled they would not allow Brexit talks to progress on to trade.

The study by BMG Research gives Labour a four point increase to 42 per cent, while the Conservatives fell two to 37 per cent.

In a separate question on who would make the better Prime Minister, Theresa May fell two points to 30 per cent, while Jeremy Corbyn rose four points to 32 per cent.

Source: Labour pull clear of Tories as new poll shows voters prefer Corbyn over May as PM


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