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    UK Conservatives on Slide Path to Election

    They say less is more. British Prime Minister Theresa May hoped to increase her support by calling snap elections as Brexit negotiations loomed, but in the past two weeks, her party’s backing has slid 10-plus points against Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party — which some polls put just three points behind May’s Conservatives. Some say it’s a referendum on Brexit and its accompanying economic turmoil. Others blame May’s missteps — like skipping televised debates and her reversal on controlling long-term medical care costs — for contributing to the uncertainty before Thursday’s vote.

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