Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party have slipped to an historic deficit of more than 20 points in a new poll.
Research by YouGov has today put Labour's support at just 23 per cent, far behind the Conservatives' 44 per cent.
The survey, conducted for The Times, represents the first time the pollster has recorded a Tory lead of more than 20 per cent since 2008, and reveals Labour's lowest support since 2009.
It comes after an Opinium survey in this weekend's Observer suggested the gap between the parties could be as low as nine per cent, following a policy blitz launched by Labour's top team.
The drive comes ahead of next month's local elections, with councils and a raft of new mayors set to be elected across the country on 4 May.