A poll by Ipsos Mori found that of the participants that took part, 44 percent, said they liked Mr Johnson compared to the 23 percent who said they preferred the characteristics of Mr Corbyn. Also found in the poll was that Mr Johnson is still seen as the leader who would make the most capable Prime Minister, with 49 percent agreeing with the statement compared to just three in 10 voters who think Mr Corbyn would do a better job. Gideon Skinner, Head of Politics at Ipsos MORI, said: “Labour’s troubles when it comes to public ratings of its leader are not new, although Jeremy Corbyn is starting from a lower base than in 2017.
“But what this research shows is how the image of the party as a whole has been damaged over the last two years.
“Labour is now seen as more divided than the Conservatives, are seen as more extreme than in 2017, and have fallen further behind on competence ratings like being fit to govern and having a good team of leaders.
“They are though still seen as more of the party of the heart if not the head – the public thinks they are the more compassionate, and are still the most liked party, although even this has dropped over the last year.
“The question is whether they can overcome the public’s wider doubts during the rest of the campaign.
“The Conservatives also have their own issues – they are not very liked beyond their own support, are also seen as divided, and there is scepticism they will keep their promises, though they are mostly either showing little change or showing small improvements compared with under Theresa May.”
Ipsos MORI interviewed a representative sample of 1,228 adults aged 18+ across Great Britain between November 15 to 19.
Labour has been accused of attacking the middle classes with the unveiling of new tax policies that have been deemed unpopular.
Mr Corbyn vowed to go after Britain’s billionaires and bankers if he finds himself in Number 10 after the election but what he has not been so vocal about are his tax proposals which may also hit the middle class.
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This could mean the level of tax paid on gains from a sale could double depending on the owner’s income tax rate.
And the party’s proposal to align CGT with income tax rates would lead to people’s shares being taxed more heavily.
Mr Corbyn also wants to impose VAT on private school tuition fees.
His plan could mean up to 135,000 children currently being educated at private schools would be forced into state schools.
Labour also wants to bring the 45 percent income tax threshold down from £150,000 to £80,000.
The opposition party is also proposing a 50 percent tax band at £125,000.
Elderly Britons could be forced to pay up for social care. While a Labour government would meet “personal care” costs for over 65s it may not cough up when it comes to other bills such as accommodation.
The party is also planning on bringing in a windfall tax on oil firms. This could lead to a price climb at the pumps for drivers.