Conservatives continue to lead Labour in latest opinion polls


The Conservatives continue to lead Labour in the race for Downing Street according to two new opinion polls - although there is no agreement on the gap between the two main parties.

With less than a week to polling day, Opinium in The Observer has the Tory advantage down to just six points whereas ComRes for the Independent and Sunday Mirror shows the Conservatives holding firm with a 12 point lead.

Opinium puts the Conservatives on 43% - down two points on a week ago - while Labour is up two on 37%. The Lib Dems are down one on 6% while Ukip is unchanged on 5%.

In contrast ComRes has the Tories up one on 47% and Labour also up one on 35%. The Lib Dems on 8% and Ukip on 4% are both unchanged from last week.

Both polls suggest a fall in Theresa May's personal approval rating. Opinium has it down from plus 11% last week to plus 6%, while Jeremy Corbyn's has held relatively steady on minus 12%.

ComsRes has her personal rating turn negative for the first time since becoming Prime Minister last year at minus 3% - a 12 point drop since they last tested it in February.

In contrast, Mr Corbyn's rating has risen by 18 points although he continues to lag well behind the Prime Minister on minus 15%.

:: ComRes interviewed 2,038 GB adults online between May 31 and June 2. Opinium carried out 2,006 interviews online between May 30 and 31.