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The May mystery: why is the PM quite so popular?

She should be looking vulnerable, but her approval ratings are historic

By Tom Clark  

Prime Minister Theresa May ©Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/PA Images

Perhaps I am being premature, but general election 2017 already strikes me as a tale of two inter-locking mysteries. The second, which I’ll return to in a later post, is why a Labour Party pumping out fairly standard Labour messages is faring quite so catastrophically. But the first, which I want to chew over here, is why Theresa May’s Tories are doing so breathtakingly well.

What do I mean by that? It is best not to regard polling as an exact…

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