In our first poll since Brexit and David Cameron's resignation, the Conservative party has a 13 point lead over Labour. And 44% of people think Theresa May is a better leader for Britain than Jeremy Corbyn (16%).
Theresa May's support in most strong with women aged over 55, with 68% thinking she makes the best leader for Britain and only 9% of this group thinking Jeremy Corbyn would be best.
Half (51%) of those surveyed said Jeremy Corbyn is not performing in his job as leader of the Labour Party. Indeed, 45% of those who voted for Labour at the last general election say he is performing badly in his role as party leader. While, more than half of those interviewed (54%) said they thought Theresa May is performing well as leader of the Conservative Party.
A large number of those interviewed (43%) were uncertain about the future of the Labour party. A third (33%) believe the Labour Party will split, while only a quarter (24%), think the Labour party can survive its current divisions.
This poll will be alarming for a Labour party in the middle of their second leadership election in twelve months. Whoever emerges as their new leader will want to act quickly to make inroads into this Conservative poll lead and address concerns about the party’s future. Theresa May will be pleased, both her personal poll ratings and those of her party just weeks into her premiership.
Source : Kantar TNS