BMG’s most recent leader satisfaction poll for the Independent has seen Jeremy Corbyn’s satisfaction drop further, whilst Theresa May’s satisfaction stays relatively stable.

Jeremy Corbyn’s net satisfaction score has dropped by 4 percentage points from last month, leaving him on -48%. This is the lowest score that Corbyn has recorded since BMG’s net satisfaction tracker started in November 2016. It also equals Theresa May’s record low score of -48%, which she received in May 2019 shortly prior to her announcement of resignation.

Theresa May’s net satisfaction score remains largely unchanged, with just a small decrease of 1 percentage point from last month, giving her a score of -38%.

Respondents were also asked who they would prefer, Jeremy Corbyn or Theresa May, to be Prime Minister. Results have remained stable, with all changes within the margin of error.

One in five (20%) would prefer Theresa May to be Prime Minister, marginally more than select Jeremy Corbyn (17%). More than half, some 54%, select neither leader, whilst 8% are unsure.

Johnson vs Hunt

As the Conservative leadership contest nears its conclusion, BMG’s exclusive poll for The Independent also asked respondents which of the two leadership candidates they would prefer as Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson appears to be the public’s preferred candidate. A total of 28% of respondents chose the former London Mayor, giving him a 5% lead over Jeremy Hunt, who was selected by 22%. A further 37% stated that they prefer neither of the candidates to be the next Prime Minister. Whilst this is the largest proportion of respondents, this is fairly unremarkable given that the poll only asked for respondents to state their preference between two Conservative candidates.

Boris Johnson is also the favourite option with potential Conservative voters, with nearly half (46%) stating they would prefer Boris Johnson with a third (33%) opting for Jeremy Hunt.

An article based on these polling results, released by the Independent, can be found here.

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

For a more detailed breakdown of results from this poll, or any other results from our polling series, please get in touch by email or phone.


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Andrew Price – Research Executive

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