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14/02/2016 07:21 GMT | Updated 14/02/2016 07:59 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn Is As Unpopular As Michael Gove, According To ComRes Poll

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British Labour Party Leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn (C) poses for pictures with supporters after addressing a rally at the Rock Tower in north London on September 10, 2015. Voting closed in the leadership contest for Britain's main opposition Labour party on Thursday after a campaign dominated by the shock popularity of radical left candidate Jeremy Corbyn, who looks set to win. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

An opinion poll has showed Jeremy Corbyn is as unpopular with the public as Tory minister Michael Gove.

A ComRes survey for the Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror found the Labour leader’s personal rating stands at -29, while David Cameron’s has fallen sharply to -17, perhaps linked to low expectations in securing a good deal in Britain’s EU membership renegotiations.

But it also revealed Corbyn’s rating is the same as Gove’s - despite the Justice Secretary being a “bogeyman” in the eyes of some voters thanks to his controversial education reforms when Education Secretary.

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Jeremy Corbyn and Michael Gove have a poll rating of -29

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The ComRes poll in full

The poll also has Labour trailing the Conservatives by 14% in latest poll - a deficit Labour MP and Corbyn critic John Woodcock says is “hideous”. Labour’s support matches its lowest levels since before 2010.

The Tories are on 41%, Labour on 27%, Ukip on 15% and the Liberal Democrats on 9%. Many Labour MPs on right of the party argue Corbyn's overtly left-wing policies will alienate the electorate as it did in the 1980s.