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Another blow for Jeremy Corbyn as his approval rating sinks to a damning new low in poll 

Another blow for Jeremy Corbyn as his approval rating sinks to a damning new low in poll

  • Latest poll found 75 per cent of voters dissatisfied by Corbyn – compared with just 17 per cent who were satisfied
  • Worst rating since the poll began in 1978 – including Michael Foot’s negative 56
  • Tony Blair was only Opposition leader to consistently have positive satisfaction rating – Only going as low as positive 7 per cent

Jeremy Corbyn’s approval rating plunged to a dramatic new low last night – polling worse than former leader Michael Foot for the first time.

A survey by Ipsos Mori found that Mr Corbyn was now the worst-polling leader of the Opposition since the question was first asked in 1978.

A massive 75 per cent of voters said they were dissatisfied by his performance, compared with just 17 per cent who were satisfied – a net satisfaction rating of minus 58 per cent.

A survey by Ipsos Mori found that Mr Corbyn was now the worst-polling leader of the Opposition since the question was first asked in 1978

This compares with Mr Foot’s worst rating of minus 56 per cent (13 per cent satisfied, 69 per cent dissatisfied) which was recorded in August 1982, when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister and two months after the liberation of the Falklands.

By contrast, she never polled lower than minus 13 when she was Opposition leader.

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband’s worst rating occurred in December 2014, when he scored a net satisfaction score of minus 38 per cent.

Tory leaders William Hague and Iain Duncan Smith both hit minus 37 at their lowest point.

Tony Blair was the only Opposition leader who consistently had a positive satisfaction rating. His worst score was plus 7 per cent, recorded in September 1996.

This compares with Mr Foot¿s worst rating of minus 56 per cent (13 per cent satisfied, 69 per cent dissatisfied) which was recorded in August 1982, when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister and two months after the liberation of the Falklands

This compares with Mr Foot’s worst rating of minus 56 per cent (13 per cent satisfied, 69 per cent dissatisfied) which was recorded in August 1982, when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister and two months after the liberation of the Falklands 

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