‘Don’t know' surges ahead in poll of who would make the best Prime Minister

<em>The most popular opinion for the best Prime Minister was ‘don’t know’ (Getty)</em>
The most popular opinion for the best Prime Minister was ‘don’t know’ (Getty)

While Jeremy Corbyn wants the job of Prime Minister and Theresa May wants to hold onto it for a while yet, there is one option more popular than both of them.

According to a YouGov poll for The Times, ‘don’t know’ is now the most popular choice when it comes to who would make the best PM.

Unfortunately no one can actually choose that option in the ballot box so people will have to settle for the party leaders.

<em>Theresa May is still ahead of Jeremy Corbyn in the prime ministerial stakes (Getty)</em>
Theresa May is still ahead of Jeremy Corbyn in the prime ministerial stakes (Getty)

Despite the popularity of ‘don’t know’, Mrs May may find some cheer in the poll, that was taken before her Brexit deal defeat this week, as she stands 16 points clear of Mr Corbyn.

Some 36% of the 1,701 Brits opted for Mrs May, compared to 20% who chose the Labour leader.

However, that lead is down from two points in a poll conducted in the previous week.

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Despite the Government’s problems, the Tories (39%) still command a five-point lead over Labour (34%) in voting intention.

After winning a no-confidence vote on Wednesday, Mrs May and senior Cabinet ministers are meeting representatives of other parties today in a bid to find consensus to break the parliamentary deadlock over Brexit.

<em>Mr Corbyn trails seven points behind the PM (PA)</em>
Mr Corbyn trails seven points behind the PM (PA)

But Labour accused the Prime Minister of failing to show ‘good faith’ by insisting that she will not drop her negotiating red lines.

Mr Corbyn is refusing to meet Mrs May until she takes the prospect of a no-deal Brexit off the table, and was instead going on the offensive by delivering a speech in the marginal Conservative constituency of Hastings.