UK Prime Minister Theresa May's poll lead over Labour has shrunk three weeks ahead of the general elecction. She's still out in front, but predictions of a landslide are shifting. Lucy Fielder reports.
A shrinking lead for UK Prime Minister Theresa May less than three weeks before the general election. She's still way out in front of Jeremy Corbyn's opposition Labour Party, but by nine percent, according to a telephone poll published Monday (May 22). That's a far cry from the leads of 20 points or more before she called the snap vote. May's conservatives now on 43 percent, Labour 34. May has come under criticism for plans to make elderly people pay for their own care. Older, wealthy home-owners are a bedrock of conservative support. Labour has slammed the proposals as a "dementia tax". May expected to play the Brexit card on Monday, urging voters to back her to avoid delays in divorce talks with the European Union that could start as soon as June 19th. Arguing that there'll be no time for a new government to find its way, extracts of Monday's speech say. Both May and Corbyn campaigned to remain in the EU last year. But polls show May is more trusted to secure a good deal with Brussels, While some voters are confused about Labour's position on Brexit. Corbyn trying to clarify that last week - promising to tear up May's strategy, which focuses on controlling immigration. Instead, he'd work to keep access to the single market, and protect jobs and living standards.