Opinium Research's latest poll sees the Conservatives' lead drop by one point for the second week in a row but the Tories are still 15 points ahead of Labour.

Both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn leaders have seen a slight improvement in their approval ratings.

The Conservative party continues to retain a large lead in the upcoming general election, despite Labour edging closer for the second week in a row, according to the latest polling by Opinium Research *

The Conservatives are on 47% of the vote, while Labour sits at 32%. Both parties still retain a significant lead on the Liberal Democrats who have only 8% of UK adults on side.

Both the major parties leaders have seen their net approval ratings rise slightly this week. Theresa May's ratings have risen from +13% to +15%, while Jeremy Corbyn's have risen from -32% to -28%.

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Many are looking to individual issues as the basis of their vote. Currently an equal proportion (20%) will base their vote on the parties perceived handling of NHS and of delivering Brexit. Interestingly, most UK adults trust the Conservatives to handle Brexit (48%) whereas the NHS is seen as an issue best handled by Labour competitors (36%).

Adam Drummond, Head of Political Polling at Opinium comments:

"While the Conservatives are still on course for a landslide win, Labour appear to be firming up their vote a little. The near certainty that Theresa May will remain prime minister is making Labour a safer choice for those on the left who don't support Jeremy Corbyn but also want to oppose the government."

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*Opinium Research carried out an online survey of 2,003 UK adults aged 18+ from 9th to 12th May 2017. Results have been weighted to representative criteria of the UK.

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