Opinium has a new poll out showing almost no change in the voting intention numbers. CON still ahead by 5%.
The firm is the only one to regularly ask leader approval questions and the latest survey is not good for Labour’s new leader. In September Opinium had him on a net minus 7 points. Tonight the gap between those who approve of him and those who don’t has widened to 19 points.
These latest numbers mean that in every single poll that has asked leader ratings of one kind or another Corbyn has been showing negative numbers.
Corby’s ratings are unprecedented for any leader of any party so soon after getting the job.
There’s a strong view that leadership ratings are an equal if not better guide to electoral outcomes than voting intention questions.
The good news for Mr. Corbyn – he's level-pegging with Osborne on who'd make best PM. pic.twitter.com/GPE4n0loes
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) October 19, 2015