JEREMY CORBYN’S approval rating is plummeting based on his handling of Brexit, the latest opinion polls show, but how would Labor fare if a general election was held now?
Despite the confusion over Brexit and the ongoing legal debate over Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament, the Conservative Party are still maintaining a 15 point lead over the opposition, according to the latest opinion polls. The Conservative vote remains at 37 percent, according to a poll undertaken by Opinium between September 19 and 20, with Labor in second with 22 percent. The Liberal Democrats take third place with 17 percent, followed by the Brexit Party with 12 percent, SNPs and Green Party with four percent each, UKIP with two percent and Plaid Cymru with one percent.
However, it is the approval ratings which paint the picture of how the public is feeling about Brexit.
According to the Opinium poll of 2, 004 UK adults, disapproval of opposition leaders’ handling of Brexit has risen since last week.
Boris Johnson’s disapproval rating decreased by three percent compared to an Opinium poll taken on September 11, from 43 percent to 41 percent.
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UK polls tracker: Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson says if her party wins an election they would revoke Article 50(Image: GETTY)
Appearing on Good Morning Britain, Ms Swinson was shown a video of former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown before the 2016 referendum result was announced saying: “I will forgive no one who does not accept the sovereign voice of the British people once it has spoken, whether it is by one per cent or by 25 per cent.
In response, Ms Swinson said: “We had that referendum three and a half years ago and the government has gone away and taken the result of that referendum and negotiated what that will mean for the British public.
“What is on offer today bears no resemblance to what was said in the 2016 referendum campaign.
“We are still campaigning for a People’s Vote. We believe a referendum is the best way to get clarity, to get a resolution of this current gridlock and Brexit impasse.