BMG’s most recent leader satisfaction poll finds a small rise in Theresa May’s popularity, whilst Jeremy Corbyn’s satisfaction scores continue to drop to new lows.

Theresa May’s net satisfaction score has increased by 6 points from last month, returning to -24%. Jeremy Corbyn’s net satisfaction score has decreased for the third month in a row. The 4% drop leaves Corbyn with a net satisfaction of -37%, the lowest score for Corbyn since BMG started tracking leader satisfaction on November 2016. The last time Jeremy has such a low score was in March 2017, before he saw a rise in popularity in the build-up to the 2017 General Election. The difference in net satisfaction between the two leaders has grown to 13%, the largest difference in over a year.

Respondents were also asked who they would prefer, between Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May, to be the next Prime Minister. Again, Theresa May’s score has recovered somewhat from last month, whereas Jeremy Corbyn’s score has dropped again. However, the proportion selecting neither leader remains top.

The proportion of Brits choosing Theresa May as their preferred Prime Minister has increased by 3% from last month, with 29% choosing her. Jeremy Corbyn’s score has decreased by 2% for the second month running, leaving him with just 22% choosing him as their preferred Prime Minister. This is his lowest score since BMG’s preferred Prime Minister tracker started. The proportion of respondents choosing neither May or Corbyn stays the same at 40%.

Methodology, fieldwork dates, and a full breakdown of these results can be found here.

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Andrew Price – Research Executive

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