ANOTHER General Election poll has shown the Conservative lead over Labour shrinking as the June 8 vote approaches.
The Opinium poll for The Observer put Theresa May’s party 10 points ahead on 45%, with Labour on 35%, Liberal Democrats on 7% and Ukip on 5%.
But the Tory advantage was cut by three points compared with a similar poll the previous week, with Conservatives shedding one point and Jeremy Corbyn’s party gaining two, while Lib Dems were up one and Ukip unchanged.
Although the result is less dramatic than Friday’s YouGov survey which found the gap had narrowed to just five points, it tallies with the trend in a number of polls which have shown Labour gaining on the Tories after having begun the election race as much as 25 points adrift.
The Opinium poll, taken after Monday’s suicide bomb in Manchester, also found Mrs May’s approval ratings had slumped from plus-17 to plus-11 over the week, while Mr Corbyn’s rose from minus-18 to minus-11.
Opinium questioned 2,002 people on May 23-24.