Tory lead over Labour dips to five points ahead of 'Super Thursday'

Tory lead over Labour dips to just five points ahead of 'Super Thursday' elections as Boris Johnson's approval rating also slides after tumultuous week in Westminster for the PM Opinium survey puts Conservatives on 42 per cent and Labour on 37 per cent Prime Minister Boris Johnson's net approval rating has fallen to minus six Meanwhile, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has seen his rise to plus eight 

By Jack Maidment, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline

Published: 09:19 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 09:19 BST, 2 May 2021

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The Conservative Party's poll lead over Labour has dipped to just five points ahead of 'Super Thursday' elections after Boris Johnson's tumultuous week in Westminster.

A new survey conducted by Opinium puts the Tories on 42 per cent while Labour is on 37 per cent. 

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The Conservatives' number is down two points from last week while Labour's represents an increase of four points.

Meanwhile, Mr Johnson's personal net approval rating has suffered a drop, falling to minus six overall. 

But his Labour counterpart Sir Keir Starmer has headed in the opposite direction, rising to plus eight. 

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The Conservative Party's poll lead over Labour has dipped to just five points ahead of 'Super Thursday' elections after Boris Johnson's tumultuous week in Westminster. Sir Keir Starmer's net approval rating has increased to plus eight

The poll numbers are likely to cause concern at Tory HQ as the party prepares to fight local, mayoral, police and crime commissioner, Holyrood and Welsh Assembly elections on Thursday May 6. 

Opinium carried out the

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