But May insisted she had the best plan for taking Britain into negotiations over its exit from the European Union, which start 11 days after the election.
Jim Messina, a polling and data adviser for the Conservative Party who worked on Barack Obama's campaign, said the YouGov numbers were stupid and that he had spent the day laughing at them. Recall that PM May's intention to call for the snap election is to cement her mandate in negotiating the Brexit terms with the EU.
The Financial Times' compilation of average of polls showing still a 9 percent victory margin for the Conservatives, though it has shrunken by nearly 50 percent since the beginning of May.
If the Conservatives finish around three points ahead of Labour - say, 40% to Labour's 37% - that could be enough, if reflected across the country on polling day, for the Tories to lose their majority in parliament.
She sought to raise the spectre of a hung Parliament that could require the Labour party to stitch up an alliance with the Scottish National Party (SNP), among other smaller parties.
Sterling plunged in the wake of a YouGov poll showing that Mrs May's once commanding lead had been wiped out and the Conservatives would fall short of the required seats for an overall majority.
The pound had a wobble when it slipped below $1.28 last week and has since struggled to recover lost ground.
Joshua Mahony, market analyst at IG, said the pound's initial weakness was in reaction to the "distinct chance that we could see the Tories fail to maintain an outright majority".
Sensing the momentum, Corbyn made a last-minute decision to attend a live television debate Wednesday with other party leaders - and challenged May to join him. Farron said later. "The prime minister is not here tonight".
The last time that Labour and the Conservatives jointly won over eighty percent of the vote in Wales was 1966.But, for the moment at least, two-party politics seems to be back. But instead the headlines have been dominated by her U-turn on the so-called "dementia tax", Jeremy Corbyn's well-honed skills on the campaign trail and awkward questions over the current funding available to the NHS and schools. There's still a big difference between winning a campaign and winning an election though.
"It's actually about getting out and about, meeting voters and hearing directly from voters".
Abbas, for his part, assured Trump that "we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace". Israeli media has reported that Trump allegedly scolded the Palestinian leader and accused him of acting in bad faith.
The South Korean official also said Pyongyang's public announcement of the missile test was "not appropriate". The KCNA report said that, as ever, the test had been overseen by the North's Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un.
Barghouti was negotiating with the Israeli authority on behalf of the prisoners in an attempt to end the strike before Ramadan. He urged the global community to support the prisoners and demanded that Israel respect their rights and human dignity.
After the pomp of presidential travel overseas, Trump will return to Washington and numerous problems he left behind. A US withdrawal from the 197-nation Paris Agreement could undermine worldwide efforts to limit climate change .
An armed police officer stands at the start of the Great Manchester Run in central Manchester, England, Sunday May 28, 2017. Another image of him pulling a blue suitcase, just hours before he blew himself, was also released today.
In order to do that, countries pledged to reduce their carbon emissions. "What a ridiculous situation", Trump said in the post . The reaction came after Trump said that the final decision on the ratification of climate deal would be decided next week.
Egypt's Copts, the Middle East's largest Christian community, account for about 10 percent of the country's 93 million people. Samuel the Confessor monastery in Maghagha, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) south of Cairo .
Some Democrats have called for cancelling Kushner's security clearance which he enjoys as a senior adviser to the president. President Trump tells the New York Times he has "total confidence " in his son-in-law, Jared Kushner .
She said that Europeans "must really take our destiny into our own hands, " Agence France Presse reported ". But in the United States, President Donald Trump hailed his first foreign trip as a big success.
Rodgers was full of praise for his treble winners and also paid tribute to their opponents, who put up a good fight. But goals from Leigh Griffiths and Stuart Armstrong gave Celtic a win in their 34th and final game of the season.
Spicer Offers Cryptic Explanation for Trump 'Covfefe' Tweet
A majority of 53% said Pence does more to help the President - just 29% said he does more harm when he speaks on behalf of Trump . The spokesman's refusal to admit Trump made a mistake prompted laughter from members of the media at the White House.
Cities Call For Trump Impeachment
Tamara Kharroub is a Senior Analyst and Assistant Executive Director at Arab Center Washington DC . Municipal resolutions alone would not force impeachment proceedings against Trump.
Apple begins production of its Siri speaker
Apple's long-rumoured Siri smart speaker is already in production, according to a new report by Mark Gurman at Bloomberg . In addition to generating virtual surround sound, the speakers are purportedly louder and more crisp than rival offerings.
Trump meets Pope, calls it an 'honour'
While in Italy, Trump also met with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. Other women who were accompanying Melania , including Ivanka Trump , also wore black dresses and veils.
Portland hate crime unacceptable, says Trump
A group behind a planned counter-demonstration on June 4, called "Rose City Antifa", also said it had no plans to cancel. Christian is now being held without bail on various charges included aggravated murder, according to police .
Manchester bomber's father, brother arrested
A third suspect, a local woman, was also arrested Wednesday overnight during an armed raid but was later released without charges. As the probe into the possible network continues, the father and brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi were arrested in Libya.
Prime Minsiter Modi meets German Chancellor
Our strategic partnership is based on democratic values and commitment to an open, inclusive and rules-based global order. In Berlin Modi will hold bilateral meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.