Jeremy Corbyn and Ed Miliband
Jeremy Corbyn (left) is doing a better job as Labour leader three months in than his predecessor Ed Miliband Reuters

Jeremy Corbyn is more popular with voters than Ed Miliband was after 90 days of leadership, according to a new poll. A quarter of voters believe that the Islington MP is "turning out to be a good leader of the Labour Party" after three months in the job, while just 17% thought the same of Miliband, a ComRes survey for The Independent on Sunday has found.

But Corbyn was found to be a more polarising leader, with 46% disagreeing that he is good at his job, compared with 32 per cent for Miliband at the same stage. Amongst Labour voters alone, Corbyn's popularity leaps, with 56% believing him to be a good leader.

Many respondents supported shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn as leader, with 29% agreeing that would make a good Labour leader, though the majority (42%) were self-described Conservative voters. Just 25% of Labour voters think Benn would be a good leader.

More than a third – 37% – think that Corbyn is being treated unfairly by the media, while 40% believe he offers a positive difference from other politicians.

The poll also found that Labour was up by two points to 29%, with the Conservatives are down by two to 40% – which still puts them 11 points ahead. Ukip are up by one to 16%, with the Lib Dems unchanged on 7%.

On a separate subject, the poll found that 47% of voters agree with bombing Islamic State (Isis) in Syria, with 33% disagreeing. Becoming involved in a ground war in Syria remains an increasingly unpopular proposition however, with 32% saying that there are no circumstances under which troops should be sent – up from 25%.

ComRes interviewed 2,049 UK adults between 9-11 December.