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General Election: Labour continuing to close gap on Tories new poll shows

Labour is continuing to make ground on the Conservatives as the two main parties enter the final days of the General Election campaign, according to a new opinion poll.

Ipsos Mori's Political Monitor showed the gap closing to five points with the Tories on 45% - down four on two weeks ago - while Labour are up six on 40%.

The Liberal Democrats and Ukip are both unchanged, on 7% and 2% respectively.

Theresa May remains voters' preferred choice for prime minister although her personal rating is down six points on 50%.

One in three people - 35% - now support Jeremy Corbyn, an increase of six points for the Labour leader.

The findings follow a clutch of recent polls which have suggested the gap between the parties is narrowing.

Ipsos Mori's head of political research, Gideon Skinner, said: "Here's more evidence of the Conservatives' wobbly week, with Labour improving again and the last two weeks of campaigning seeing a big hit to the Prime Minister's personal ratings.

"But remember this is just a snapshot of a period of time, not a prediction - the Conservative vote share remains high, May is still seen as the most capable PM, and they still have the support of older people.

"Meanwhile, Labour's support still relies a great deal on younger people, who in the past have proven less likely to vote."

Ipsos Mori interviewed 1,046 adults aged 18 and over across Great Britain by telephone between May 30 and June 1

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