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48% think Theresa May should step down as Prime Minister, poll shows

In the same poll, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was favourite to replace her.

Almost half of Britons believe Theresa May should quit as Prime Minister, according to polls conducted since the general election.

A YouGov poll for the Sunday Times suggested 48% thought she should stand down, with 38% saying she should stay, while Survation for the Mail on Sunday had 49% of people saying she should quit, with 38% saying she should remain in the post.

The Survation study gave Labour a five-point lead over the Tories, with Jeremy Corbyn’s party on 45% and the Tories on 39%.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is neck-and-neck with the PM. (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

YouGov found that Mrs May and Mr Corbyn are neck-and-neck when the public were asked who would make the best prime minister – with both leaders on 39%.

If Mrs May were to resign, some 41% thought she should go immediately, 20% believed within the next six months and 23% said after negotiating Brexit, according to the Survation poll.

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Boris Johnson is favourite to replace her. (FCO/PA)

In the same poll, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was favourite to replace her, with 26% choosing him. Philip Hammond had 10% supporting him, David Davis 9%, Amber Rudd 8% and Michael Gove 4%.

:: Survation interviewed 1,036 adults online on June 10.

:: YouGov questioned 1,720 adults between June 9 and 10.

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