Jeremy Corbyn is voter's choice for prime minister as he overtakes Theresa May for the first time
Theresa May's disastrous general election has had a major impact on her credibility as Prime Minister with Jeremy Corbyn now viewed as a better option to be Britain's premier.
A new YouGov poll for The Times suggests the Labour leader has overtaken Mrs May for the first time on the key question of who voters believe would make the best prime minister.
Mr Corbyn was on 35 per cent with Mrs May on 34 per cent and nearly a third (30 per cent) said they were unsure.
But while Mr Corbyn only has a one point lead on the leadership measure, the simple fact that he is now ahead represents a major turnaround.
In the days before the general election vote on June 8 Mrs May was on 43 per cent on the question, compared to Mr Corbyn's 32 per cent.
The drop in support for Mrs May and the increase in support for Mr Corbyn suggests the election result which saw Mrs May throw away her majority in the House of Commons and left her clinging to power in a minority Government has had a major impact on the way in which the two leaders are viewed.
The British PM has also been criticised over her response to the Grenfell Tower disaster which may also have had an effect.
Mrs May is currently facing intense pressure over her leadership as she seeks to do a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party's 10 MPs which would keep her in power by allowing her to command a narrow Commons majority.
Questions have been asked about whether she can continue as PM with her authority severely diminished after her highly personal campaign appeared to backfire as the Tories lost seats.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister has also been forced to ditch a number of manifesto promises from her first Queen's Speech, which set out the Government's legislative agenda for the next two years.
Mr Corbyn used his response to the Queen's Speech in the House of Commons on Wednesday to claim Labour is now a "government in waiting".