TORIES face election meltdown after a new poll shows support for them has plummeted by 10 points in a single month.
The result fuelled fears of a bloodbath at the council and European elections and came just days after Tory MP Anne Marie Morris said she may defy her bosses and back the Brexit Party at the polls.
A poll has found that support for the Tories has plummeted by ten points in just a month[/caption]
A poll by BMG found that just 29 per cent of Brits would vote Tory of a general election was held tomorrow.
This is down from 39 points just a month ago.
The astonishing collapse in support in part is down to the launch of Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party, which is already on 6 points according to the survey.
Meanwhile, a separate poll by Survation put the Conservatives on 37 per cent – eight points down on where they were in 2017 and behind Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party.
Tory MPs are braced for a bloodbath in the local and European elections next month.
Ex-Brexit Secretary David Davis warned that Mrs May will be ousted if she leads the party to humiliation in the polls.
He told BBC Radio 4 Today Programme the EU elections will be a “plebiscite on Brexit”.
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He added: “And I suspect you will see a very successful rise of a Brexit movement – the Nigel Farage thing.
“I think it will be very difficult for her. So, the pressure on her will grow.”
Mr Farage will warn that British politics “is broken” and vow to usher in a “fresh start” to when he launches his new Brexit Party in Coventry today.
He told The Sun: “The European elections are a first step in changing the political system. It is broken. Something has got to give.”
He added: “I think Theresa May has been the most useless and dishonest Prime Minister in our history.
“I think we can expect to receive Tory support.”
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One Tory MP warned: “The Brexit party poses an existential threat to the Conservative Party.”
Tory associations have warned that thousands of activists have effectively gone on strike in fury at the Brexit delay.
They have refused to knock on doors to campaign for the party in the looming elections.
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