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28 September 2018

The Independent: 80% of Conservative supporters want Theresa May to stand down before next general election, survey finds

Theresa May's hopes of continuing as prime minister have been dealt a blow after a survey of Conservative supporters found 80 per cent think she should quit before the next general election.

A poll of readers of the ConservativeHome website found that more than a third (35 per cent) think the prime minister should resign immediately, while a further 45 per cent said she must step aside before the next election is due in 2022.

Just 19 per cent of respondents said Ms May should not resign at all.

The poll will come as blow to the prime minister on the eve of the Conservatives' annual conference, which kicks off on Sunday.

Although it found that Tory supporters were increasingly willing to give Ms May more time, with the proportion wanting her to resign immediately having fallen by 5 per cent since last month (down from 40 per cent), the number wanting her to quit before the next election is up 6 per cent (from 39 per cent). [...]

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