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The Tories have fallen by 4 points and Labour has risen by three points in the latest YouGov poll, suggesting that Theresa May’s bounce in the polls as a new PM is already over.

But the gap between Labour and the Tories was still at 7 points (Lab 31%, Cons 38%), albeit down from a 14 point gap earlier.

All new Prime Ministers get a new bounce in the polls, as voters give them the benefit of the doubt early on.

Even a new mid-term PM gets one, as Gordon Brown did in 2007 when he became the new Labour leader and PM.

The latest survey of Westminster voting intention by YouGov shows: Conservatives: 38% (-4) Labour: 31% (+3) UKIP: 13% (+1) LibDems: 8% (-) Green: 4% (+1).

The gulf between Labour and the Tories had stretched to over 10 points in the polling averages since May became PM.

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But if that gap is closing already, it suggests Theresa May has had a shorter honeymoon than most expected.

 

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