London, United Kingdom. As the UK election 2017 looms, polls are suddenly either very wrong or suddenly very strange, as a rubber stamp victory for PM Theresa May has supposedly turned into a battle for her political life.
A string of British national polls have indicated the huge lead May had over Corbyn has been cut drastically, while seat projections have pointed to a hung parliament. Theresa May’s personal approval ratings have plummeted and for the first time more people are dissatisfied with her leadership than satisfied with it, according to a new poll.
The UK findings suggest 50 per cent of people are dissatisfied with Ms May while only 43 per cent are satisfied, her lowest ratings to date. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn meanwhile, has gained 23 points on Ms May in the last month, as her personal rating fell by 11 points. Experts caution that they can not explain the radical swing, but do not rule out big surprises in next week’s elections.
“Here’s more evidence of the Conservatives’ wobbly week, with Labour improving again and the last two weeks of campaigning seeing a big hit to the Prime Minister’s personal ratings, ” Gideon Skinner said.
Many analysts attribute the slide starting for the Prime Minister, who was roundly criticised for refusing to take part in an election debate with other party leaders. Home Secretary Amber Rudd was tapped to attended in May’s place.
May had been up by 24% at the time she requested the elections and experts say it is one of the most radical reversals of fortune in modern English politics. The United Kingdom general election of 2017 is scheduled to take place on 8 June 2017. Each of the 650 parliamentary constituencies will elect one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons, the lower house of Parliament.