THERESA MAY has seen her rating among Conservative Party members “shredded” to a record low, it was revealed yesterday.
The PM’s plummeting popularity comes two months after her confident declaration that she could lead the party to a landslide victory in the general election. But she wound up losing 13 seats and chose to unite with the ultra-conservative DUP at a cost of £1 billion.
Her approval rating has since seen a dramatic drop from +89 points to -26, according to the regular survey of party members by the Conservative Home website, losing out the bottom place spot to Tory chairman Patrick McLoughlin.
Its editor Paul Goodman said: “That’s 137 points shredded in a single go. Party members want her out as leader — though not yet.
“The Tories are furious with her for presiding over the worst Conservative election campaign in living memory,” Mr Goodman added.
More than half of Tory members have said that Ms May should announce her resignation before the next election.
And Chancellor Philip Hammond’s rating has tumbled from +32.4 to -11.5.
Meanwhile a Survation poll revealed that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s popularity continues to soar, with 38 per cent of respondents saying he would make the best PM — almost doubling his rating from two months ago.