The Tory party is set to win just 28 per cent of the vote if a general election were held tomorrow, down from 39 per cent in March. Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party are on the up, and are predicted to secure 32 per cent of the vote, up one from the start of the month. The YouGov Poll also reveals a combined pro-Brexit vote would come in third, with UKIP taking six per cent and Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party winning eight per cent of the vote.
The Liberal Democrats are set to increase their share of the vote, with an 11 per cent share, up from 7.4 per cent in the last election.
The poll also predicts the newly formed Change UK, which started as the Independent Group, would win 3 per cent of the vote.
1,843 British adults were surveyed in the poll for The Times from April 10 to 11.
In a further blow to Mrs May’s leadership, it was revealed just 66 per cent of Tories who supported the party in the 2017 election said they would do so again.
Similar findings were revealed if European Parliament elections are to be held in May.
Just over a third of those who backed the Tories in the last election said they would vote for the party in the European polls, putting the Tory vote at just 16 per cent.
Labour were in front with 24 per cent, with the Brexit Party in third on 15 per cent and UKIP on 14 per cent.
The Lib Dems and Greens would achieve eight per cent each, followed by Change UK on seven per cent.
As many as 56 per cent of people who voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum said they would now vote for UKIP of the Brexit party, with just 18 per cent saying they would back the Tories.
But the poll also revealed the Prime Ministers’ personal ratings remain broadly unchanged.
When asked to choose between Mrs May and Mr Corbyn, 30 per cent said Mrs May would make the better Prime Minister, compared with just 19 per cent for the Labour leader.
Mr Corbyn appears to be facing low popularity, as only 43 per cent of people who voted Labour in 2017 say that he would make a better Prime Minister than Mrs May.
It has not yet been confirmed whether the UK will participate in the European Elections at the end of May and the Prime Minister is unlikely to call a general election.
The next test of her leadership will then be the local elections on May 2, a likely gauge of the party’s popularity.
More than 8,300 seats are up for grabs, with half of them currently being held by Tory candidates.
Due to the large number of Tory seats on offer, polling guru Lord Hayward said the elections will be “target practice” on Tories.