U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's lead over the opposition Labour Party remains unchanged at 12 points ahead of a June 8 election, but her personal approval ratings have turned negative for the first time, according to a ComRes poll published on Saturday. The poll, conducted for the Independent and Sunday Mirror, found May's Conservative Party still expected to win 47% of the vote against the Labour Party's 35%. A full 42% of those polled said they had a negative view of May, against 39% who held a positive view. A slightly bigger 43% had a negative view of the Conservatives, versus 37% who had a positive view. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn fared even worse in the poll, with 47% of those polled holding a negative view of him, versus 32% with a positive view.
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