Jeremy Corbyn Is Now Officially More Popular Than Theresa May

For the first time ever

Jeremy Corbyn has been rated more popular than Theresa May in a groundbreaking new poll.

A new YouGov poll for The Times asked more than 1,500 people 'Who do you think would make the best Prime Minister?' The results showed that 35 per cent put their trust in Labour leader Corbyn, while 34 per cent backed the current PM May. The other 30 per cent said they weren't quite sure.

Corbyn was more popular in all age categories under 50, the newspaper reports.

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This is the first time Corbyn has overtaken May in such a poll. When she first called a snap general election in April, 54 per cent of people said they wanted May to remain as Prime Minister compared to 15 per cent favouring Corbyn.

However, following her disastrous election result, her popularity has fallen sharply. Despite calling the election with the aim of increasing the party's majority, the Conservatives lost even more MPs (and their parliamentary majority) while Labour made significant gains across the country.

May is still trying to form a minority government with support from the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

Last week, another poll found that May is now considered as unpopular as Jeremy Corbyn once had been before the election.