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Brexit

Snap poll shows Johnson narrowly won pre-election TV debate

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn face each other in a head-to-head debate on the BBC in London, Britain December 6, 2019. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

MAIDSTONE, England (Reuters) - A snap poll published after a pre-election BBC television debate between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn showed Johnson was narrowly considered to be the winner, Sky News said.

A total of 52% of respondents in the poll conducted by YouGov said Johnson performed best overall compared with 48% who said Corbyn was the winner.

Writing by William Schomberg; Editing by Paul Sandle

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