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".
In my opinion, James has already lost to Michael Jordan in the battle for the title of Greatest of All Time. LEBRON JAMES: Now, when you're growing up and you're seeing Michael Jordan , you - it's nearly like a god.
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.
Lorde , real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor, is performing second to headliner Chance The Rapper at the Governors Ball on Friday. Lorde is now in NY to prepare for her headlining performance at the Governors Ball music festival this weekend.
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.
The judge theorised that Levandowski could have used Waymo's documents himself even if he did not turn them over to Uber. He joined Uber as the head of its driverless-car program a year ago after selling his startup to Uber for $680 million.
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.
But what's more interesting is the fact that the vast majority of these new followers are bots - fake computerized followers. Data generated by TwitterAudit shows as of 1 May 2017, 63 percent of Trump's followers were authentic.
In other clashes, Dalits were attacked in two different places near Chandpura village by unidentified people. The incident occurred after a rally was held in Shabbirpur by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati .
Rick Ford, the president of the Nissan dealership, told reporters Tuesday night both men presented themselves as federal agents. Authorities said the bounty hunters moved toward Hutchinson as he retrieved the gun, and a scuffle involving the three ensued.
Three Montana news publications withdrew their endorsements, and even House Speaker Paul Ryan condemned Gianforte's actions. Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs was covering an event in Bozeman and tweeted the encounter at about 7 p.m.
We've seen the safety of his hands during the season on Pitchero Play below. "We still think about [the 3-0 loss]". Breeden has already received recognition with Leamington's Manager of the year award, and he could add to it here.
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.
Dozens Killed, Hundreds Injured In Kabul Bombing
France also reported damage to its own embassy and the German one, but there was no information on possible casualties. Germany has postponed a flight of rejected Afghan asylum seekers, after a bomb in Kabul killed at least 80 people .
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 .
Palestinians in Israeli jails end 40-day hunger strike
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.
Graham: Withdrawing from Paris deal would be bad for GOP
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.
US beats Kiwis on opening day of America's Cup qualifiers
That penalty effectively put paid to the Brits' chances of a win, proving to be a deficit Land Rover BAR were unable to overturn. Team New Zealand believe Artemis' latest race in the America's Cup qualifiers , is the true indicator of their talents.
Charlie Daniels Pays Tribute To Gregg Allman
In the 1990s Gregg Allman moved to California and dabbled in acting, appearing as a drug lord in the 1991 movie, "Rush". He often made reference to his brother, thinking of what Duane would have thought of how successful the band had grown.