BMG’s most recent leader satisfaction poll has seen Theresa May’s popularity decrease somewhat, with Jeremy Corbyn’s satisfaction scores continuing a steady downward trend.

Theresa May’s net satisfaction score has decreased by 6 points from last month, returning to 30%. Jeremy Corbyn’s net satisfaction score has decreased for the fourth month in a row. The 4% drop leaves Corbyn with a net satisfaction of -41%, his lowest score since BMG started tracking leader satisfaction in November 2016.

A continuation of a downward satisfaction trend that began in December 2018, Jeremy is at a substantially lower satisfaction rating compared to March 2017, when his score recovered much ground in the build up to the 2017 General Election. The difference in net satisfaction between both party leaders has fallen to 11%, a marginal decrease from last month.

Respondents were also asked who they would prefer, between Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May, to be the next Prime Minister. Theresa May’s score has dipped slightly from last month, while Jeremy Corbyn’s score has dropped further. However, the proportion selecting neither leader continues to be the most popular option among participants.

The proportion of Brits choosing Theresa May as their preferred Prime Minister has decreased marginally from last month, with 28% choosing her. Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn’s score has decreased marginally for the third month running, leaving him with just 20% choosing him as the best person for the job. Once again, this is his lowest score since BMG’s preferred Prime Minister tracker began. The proportion of respondents choosing neither May or Corbyn rose slightly to 41%.

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

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Jonathan Vining – Research Assistant

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