ORB Daily Telegraph Poll 22nd April

Seven weeks out from the General Election, ORB's poll for the Daily Telegraph shows Theresa May with almost twice the approval rating of Jeremy Corbyn.

Corbyn enjoys the approval of 29% of people in comparison to May's 56%, but is viewed unfavourably by two thirds of respondents (66%). Nearly a quarter (23%) of those who identified as Labour Supporters hold an unfavourable view of their leader, while only 6% of Tories expressed this view about Theresa May. As the election progresses, it will be interesting to see what impact the departure of Nigel Farage will have on UKIP's prospects, as our poll shows that almost one in five respondents (19%) have never heard of new UKIP leader Paul Nuttall.

Theresa May and the Conservatives have significant leads over Corbyn and Labour on four out of five of the issues that we tested. Perhaps tellingly, respondents showed almost equal confidence in Corbyn and May on the NHS (38% vs 40%), a policy area that is traditionally a key strength for Labour.

Data tables can be downloaded here.

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