Public support for Labour has soared after the Tory party’s recent internal conflicts amid the Brexit debate, according to a Mail on Sunday-commissioned poll. Labour currently has the most public support at 41 percent while the Tories trail behind on 36 percent. If this was the result of the election, Labour would win 307 seats, while the Tories would claim just 264. Although the Labour leader would be 19 seats short of a majority, it could see him enter Downing Street if he was able to coax a deal out of the Scottish National Party (SNP).
When the Independent Group of Labour and Tory MPs is included in the polls, Labour still leads on 35 percent with the Tories on 32 percent.
The Independent Group- now called Change UK- are only on nine percent.
The results of the Deltapoll represent a sudden spike in support for Mr Corbyn which is a huge turnaround compared to last month’s poll which saw the Tories gain a seven-point lead.
The latest poll also shows Boris Johnson is the clear leader among Tory MPs to succeed Theresa May as leader of the party.
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Home Secretary Sajid Javid is Mr Johnson’s biggest rival followed by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss.
Mr Johnson has traditionally been more popular with the public than he is among his Tory counterparts.
The result will also strengthen him in his battle with Mrs May’s allies in Number 10 who are against him.
The poll also shows that nearly two-thirds of voters think Mrs May should resign with 41 percent saying she should “immediately”.
It comes as Mrs May promised her party she would step down if her deal was voted through Parliament.
Deltapoll’s Joe Twyman said: “Theresa May has threatened the rebel MPs in her party with a General Election if they do not finally come around and support her Brexit deal. These results, however, show just what a kamikaze risk that may be.
“Choosing to call an election when so far behind in the polls could be seen as the bravest or worst decision ever made by a British Prime Minister in modern times.”
The poll interviewed 1,010 British adults online from March 28 to March 30.