Jeremy Corbyn is likely to become prime minister if a general election is held soon, according to a new poll.
Public support for Labour stands at 41 per cent — giving the party a five-point lead over the Tories, who are on 36 per cent, according to the survey of 1,000 adults by Deltapoll for the Mail on Sunday.
If translated at a general election, Labour would be on course to win 307 seats in the Commons, while the Conservatives would get 264.
That would still leave Labour 19 seats short of a majority — but a deal with the SNP, which has 35 MPs, would almost certainly hand Mr Corbyn the keys to Downing Street.
The figures are a sharp contrast to a Deltapoll survey last month which gave the Conservatives a seven-point lead.
Nearly two thirds of voters think Theresa May should resign as prime minister — with 41 per cent saying she should go immediately and a further 23 per cent wanting her to quit if and when her deal is passed by the Commons. Only 22 per cent want her to stay in the job.
Deltapoll’s Joe Twyman told The Mail on Sunday: ‘Theresa May has threatened the rebel MPs in her party with a general election if they do not finally come around and support her Brexit deal.
‘These results, however, show just what a kamikaze risk that may be.’