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UK Conservatives Lead With 48% of Votes Ahead of June Snap Election – Poll

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UK’s ruling Conservatives are well-placed to win the snap general election in June, with 48 percent planning to back them, the newest poll since the voting was announced revealed on Thursday.

 The survey, conducted by YouGov and The Times newspaper on April 18-19, showed support for the Tories was up 4 percent since last week, giving them a 24-point lead over the Labour, the biggest gap since 2008.

The main opposition party came second with 24 percent, up one point since last week. Support for the Liberal Democrats remained at 12 percent, while the far-right UK Independence Party (UKIP) was at 7 percent. Other parties stood at 9 percent.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has called an early general election for June 8. She said her government's majority was so slim it weakened UK’s negotiating position in talks with Brussels on the EU exit process.

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