With Bold 'For the Many' Platform, Corbyn Rides Sanders-Like Wave in UK
In Wednesday night's televised debate, Jeremy Corbyn accused his rivals of prioritizing the wealthiest over the vulnerable.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's prospects are rising ahead of upcoming elections in the United Kingdom, as his insurgent campaign rides a wave of progressive populism similar to the one created by Senator Bernie Sanders in the United States last year.
With the British election just a week away, the BBC on Wednesday hosted a debate featuring several party leaders, including Corbyn, who has in recent days surged rapidly in public opinion polls.
The most recent survey, conducted by YouGov/The Times, finds the Tories ahead of Labour by a mere three points. This drastic shift has appeared to inject new life into an election that was previously viewed as a potential landslide victory for the Conservatives.
Asked who would make the best Prime Minister, 37 per cent picked Mr Corbyn and 34 per cent Mrs May. A survey taken just after the manifesto launched last month had Mrs May ahead by 38 to 32.
Such surveys indicate a "remarkable change in fortunes for the Tories, which had a 24-point lead over Labour when the snap general election was called in April," The Independent further noted.