Theresa May is likely to win the election, a poll for The Independent predicts. Photograph: (AFP)
UK PM Theresa May looks set to win the general elections with a thumping majority over rival Jeremy Corbyn, a final poll for The Independent reveals.
Projections by the ComRes poll point to a 74-seat majority for the May-led Conservatives, the largest they have secured since the days of Margaret Thatcher.
Concerns that the "country would be unable to pay for everything that the new government wants to do" are the reason for Corbyn's unpopularity on that parameter, with 62% people voting against Corbyn and 38% voting against Theresa May.
Forty five per cent of the people voted they would be worried about national security if Theresa May won, while 55 per cent people said they would be worried about security under Corbyn's leadership.
Political forecasting website Electoral Calculus predicts that May is likely to win 362 seats in the House of Commons, 31 more than her party currently enjoys. The Labour would be left with 212, 20 fewer than they have now. The website also predicts that the Liberal Democrats and Scottish National Party would lose seats.
The Tories are tipped to win 44 per cent of the vote, Labour 34 per cent, the Liberal Democrats 9 per cent, Ukip 5 per cent and the Greens on 2 per cent, the ComRes poll predicts.