One in three (32%) of Labour voters believe that Jeremy Corbyn would either do a “very bad job” as PM (13%) or a “fairly bad job” (19%) as Prime Minister, according to an exclusive poll conducted for new Channel 5 daytime current affairs show Jeremy Vine. Only half of Labour voters from 2017 (51%) believe that Jeremy Corbyn would do a good job as PM. Of those polled only 14% thought he would do a “very good job” and 37% thought he would do a “fairly good job”. Overall only a quarter of Brits (24%) thought that Corbyn would do a good job as PM and 58% thought he would do a bad job.
The poll was commissioned by Jeremy Vine which launches today on Channel 5, presented by Jeremy Vine. The programme, which replaces The Wright Stuff, will feature politicians, celebrities and experts talking about the stories that matter to people across the UK, with vital contributions from audience members and live calls from viewers.
As Theresa May rules out a public vote on a referendum on the Brexit deal this poll reveals the country is practically split down the middle on this question – but marginally they agree with her position. 40% said the country should decide whether it wanted to accept the final terms of Britain’s exit from the EU while 43% did not want another referendum. 17% said they did not know.
When asked if they trust politicians 50% of poll respondents said they “do not really trust” MPs with 29% saying they “do not trust at all”. Less than 0.5% said they trusted politicians “a great deal” and only 16% said they “trust a fair amount”.
Given the lack of trust in politicians it’s perhaps unsurprising then that when presented with a list of potential Conservative party leaders to lead the Tories in the next General Election almost a third (29%) said that none of them appealed as leader, when excluding Don’t Knows. The most popular candidate was Boris Johnson (18%), followed by Theresa May (16%), Ruth Davidson (15%), Jacob Rees Mogg (12%), Sajid Javid (7%) and Michael Gove (3%). Amongst 2017 Tory voters, however, Theresa May held significantly more support with 31% saying that they thought she was the best candidate to lead the party into another General Election. Boris Johnson had only 20% of Tory supporters as the next most popular candidate followed by Jacob Rees Mogg on 19%.*
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