A new poll by Survation this week found a 48-point gap in the favourability ratings of prime minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn - still, that was at least an improvement on the 64 point gap last week.
Widely hated by the Parliamentary Labour Party and clearly not liked by the electorate at large, Corbyn still looks destined to win the leadership election owing to his support among party members.
Nevertheless, it's becoming increasingly clear that there's not much choice anyway.
His rival Owen Smith has led a campaign that could be summarised as "gaffe after gaffe after gaffe".
In fact, if you look up a definition of "gaffe-prone" in the dictionary you'll probably find this picture:
Smith's latest controversy follows comments he made about his wife in an interview with the Mirror:
Speaking of his time at school, Smith said:
Yes, 1,200 boys, three girls and I pulled Liz. So I must have something going on. That must be leadership.