Jeremy Corbyn closes gap on Tories with less than two weeks until the election

LABOUR is making big inroads into Boris Johnson’s lead thanks to a surge in support from Remainers, a new poll reveals today.

Jeremy Corbyn’s party is now on 33 per cent and just nine points behind the Tories, according to the latest survey.

 Support for Jeremy Corbyn has grown by five per cent in two weeks


Support for Jeremy Corbyn has grown by five per cent in two weeksCredit: Getty Images – Getty

The poll, carried out by Survation for ITV, showed the Lib Dem vote being squeezed further with half of Remainers now backing Labour – up by a tenth in just a fortnight.

That means support for Mr Corbyn has grown by five per cent in two weeks, while Tory backing has remained static.

The shock result came after four other polls over the weekend showed Mr Johnson is ceding ground to the left-winger.

A survey by BMG Research for the Independent on Saturday had Labour jumping by five points to 33 per cent – closing the gap on the Tories to just six points.

The firm’s head of polling Robert Struthers said: “The shifts we have witnessed in our headline voting intention figures take the Conservative lead from a likely majority into possible hung parliament territory.”

Elsewhere, a YouGov survey for the Sunday Times had the Tories unchanged on 43 per cent but Labour gaining two points, up to 34 per cent.

Mr Corbyn was up by three points to 31 per cent in an Opinium poll for the Observer – although he still trailed the PM by a margin of 15.

And there was better news for Mr Johnson in a Savanta ComRes survey for the Sunday Telegraph, which put the Tories up two points on 43 per cent, while Labour fell one point to 33 per cent.

Polling expert Professor John Curtice said the result suggested the “apparent erosion of the Conservative position may now have come to a halt.”

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