Jeremy Corbyn is as unpopular as Donald Trump, according to poll

Theresa May is more popular than both

Jon Stone
Political Correspondent
Tuesday 28 March 2017 11:07 BST
Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn
Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn has a lower approval rating than Donald Trump with the British public, a new poll suggests.

The survey by pollsters GfK found Mr Corbyn has an approval rating of 17 per cent with the British public and disapproval of 58 per cent.

Mr Trump meanwhile had an approval rating of 18 per cent with the British public and disapproval of 60 per cent.

By contrast Theresa May had a 46 per cent approval rate compared to 33 per cent disapproval.

The findings come on the day Labour is expected to move the writ for the Manchester Gorton by-election to replace the late Gerald Kaufman.

The by-election, in the notionally ultra-safe seat, will be a test for the party’s leadership following the loss of the Copeland constituency to the Tories at a by-election earlier this year.

GfK research director Keiran Pedley said: "Whilst Donald Trump's approval rating among British adults will be the least of the President's worries following his healthcare struggles last week, it will be of great concern to Labour supporters that Jeremy Corbyn's approval rating among Brits is no better.

"With Theresa May clearly more popular than the Government as a whole and the Conservatives significantly ahead in the polls, it looks like Labour is a long way from power."

Various intention polls suggest the Conservatives have a double-digit lead over Labour of varying lengths.

The GfK poll was conducted on a nationally representative sample of 1,938 GB adults between March 1 2017 and March 15.

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