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Jeremy Corbyn is 'cautious' of Labour leadership race win

By PA Political Staff

Jeremy Corbyn is "cautious" about his chances of victory in the Labour leadership contest despite an opinion poll giving him a clear lead.

The veteran campaigner said he found the "Corbynmania", which has seen thousands of people pack into venues to hear him speak, "a bit embarrassing".

The left-winger now has the support of more than half of those with a vote in the Labour leadership contest, a YouGov poll suggested.

The survey for The Times of 1,411 eligible voters in the contest to succeed Ed Miliband found Mr Corbyn had nearly doubled his lead in a week to 32%.

It gave him 53% - enough to win without a need to count second preferences - with Andy Burnham at 21%, Yvette Cooper 18% and Liz Kendall on 8%.

Mr Corbyn said: "The campai

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