Now 28% behind TMay the closest this year
Of all the ratings that are made of leaders the one I have least doubts about his who would make the best Prime Minister. Quite simply the incumbent generally gets a huge boost simply because they are in the post and the opposition leader isn’t.
It might be recalled that ahead of Mrs Thatcher’s 1979 General Election victory she was trailing James Callaghan by more than 20% on this measure in the final MORI poll before election day.
But one of the effects of the current election campaign has been the people are thinking about politics more which of course is a reflection of what they are seeing on the TV screens.
So at the start of the Year Corbyn was getting a best PM rating of just 14%. Now it is 21% which is still a long way behind but it is an improvement.
But the voting figures in the same poll are still dreadful for Labour and continue to point to a CON landslide.