Disaster for Labour as Jeremy Corbyn slumps to ‘historic’ -48 approval rating with public

The Mail on Sunday survey showed the Conservative Party has maintained a 12 point lead over Labour despite a number of campaign gaffs. Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party has seen its support slump dramatically, to just six percent.

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Mr Corbyn’s personal rating is 43 point lower than Boris Johnson who has an approval of -5 percent.

Meanwhile Mr Farage has an approval rating of -27 percent.

The poll shows the Conservatives comfortably in the lead, on 41 percent.

They are followed by Mr Corbyn’s Labour Party on 29 percent.

Jeremy Corbyn has a -48 percent approval rating (Image: GETTY )

Jeremy Corbyn‘s approval rating is 43 points lower than that of the Prime Minister (Image: GETTY )

Both parties have increased their support by one percent, keeping the gap between them consistent.

Jo Swinson’s Liberal Democrats have 16 percent support, an increase of two points.

An analysis of the figures suggests the Conservatives would get an absolute majority, with 357 seats to Labour’s 208.

Meanwhile the Liberal Democrats would languish behind with 21 seats, only one more than they currently have, whilst the Brexit Party wouldn’t secure any victories.

Jeremy Corbyn campaigning ahead of December‘s General Election (Image: GETTY )

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However widespread tactical voting is expected amongst Brexit backers and opponents, making the election result hard to predict.

Britain will go to the polls on December 12 in a poll expected to be dominated by Brexit.

The Conservatives have pledged to take Britain out of the EU on the exit deal negotiated by Mr Johnson.

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Labour says it will hold a second referendum on the UK’s EU membership, though the party has yet to confirm whether it will back a ‘Remain’ or ‘Leave’ vote.



Jeremy Corbyn with shadow chancellor John McDonnell (Image: GETTY )

Boris Johnson with his partner at the festival of remembrance on Saturday night (Image: GETTY )

Meanwhile the Liberal Democrats say they will cancel Brexit without a second referendum if they win a majority.

Mr Farage’s Brexit Party is fiercely opposed to Mr Johnson’s Brexit withdrawal agreement which it argues doesn’t honour the referendum result.

Describing the Prime Minister’s deal Mr Farage asserted: “It’s not Brexit – he is trying to sell a secondhand motor.

“He has polished up the bonnet but actually underneath nothing has changed.

Britain voted to leave the EU in June 2016 (Image: EXPRESS)

“This is Mrs May’s appalling surrender treaty.

“Boris’s deal will not get Brexit done.”

Mr Farage has demanded the Prime Minister drops his Brexit deal if he wants an electoral pact with the Brexit Party.

Boris Johnson has vowed to take Britain out of the EU if he wins re-election (Image: GETTY )

Separately three europhile parties have formed a ‘Remain Alliance’ in a bid to stop Brexit.

The Liberal Democrats, Green Party and Plaid Cyrmu have agreed not to stand candidates against each other in 60 seats.

Separately ratings agency Moody’s has warned the UK’s credit rating could be downgraded from “stable” to “negative” citing political instability and high election spending pledges.

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