Almost half of Britons believe Theresa May should quit as Prime Minister, according to polls conducted since the general election.

A YouGov poll for the Sunday Times suggested 48% thought she should stand down, with 38% saying she should stay, while Survation for the Mail on Sunday had 49% of people saying she should quit, with 38% saying she should remain in the post.

The Survation study gave Labour a five-point lead over the Tories, with Jeremy Corbyn’s party on 45% and the Tories on 39%.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is neck-and-neck with the PM. (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is neck-and-neck with the PM. (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

YouGov found that Mrs May and Mr Corbyn are neck-and-neck when the public were asked who would make the best prime minister – with both leaders on 39%.

If Mrs May were to resign, some 41% thought she should go immediately, 20% believed within the next six months and 23% said after negotiating Brexit, according to the Survation poll.

Boris Johnson is favourite to replace her. (FCO/PA)
Boris Johnson is favourite to replace her. (FCO/PA)

In the same poll, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was favourite to replace her, with 26% choosing him. Philip Hammond had 10% supporting him, David Davis 9%, Amber Rudd 8% and Michael Gove 4%.

:: Survation interviewed 1,036 adults online on June 10.

:: YouGov questioned 1,720 adults between June 9 and 10.