She should have learned from her predecessor, Cameron who called a referendum on Brexit and had to step down when the people narrowly voted to leave, splitting the country between urban and rural; old whites fearing for their way of life ( the Poles were a particular target) and the young seeing greater opportunities in the European Union. London, the financial center voted overwhelmingly to stay ( it fears that banks and other businesses would leave)
May also fell for the polls that showed Labour and especially its leader Corbyn trailing far behind. Three terrorist attacks, two in recent days in Manchester and London have raised serious concern about security and May's ability to handle the growing threat. Her leadership and her somewhat confusing campaign and her failure to assuage fears about the negotiation over Brexit have gnawed at her lead and it is down from a high of over 20% when the election was called to one or two percent.
Scotland , Northern Ireland voted to stay ( and Scotland is moving towards another referendum and Northern Ireland is looking for a way to use its border with the Irish Republic to retain the benefits of Europe), and the prospects of the Conservatives winning seats there are slim. Wales also seems to be backing out. The rural voters and the elderly will not be enough to carry May to victory and it looks like a minority government on the 8th
May,s chances are quickly fading. She is being blamed for "attacks", because of the cutbacks in policing spending while she was Home Secretary (5 yrs.). This adds to her woes.
The election is over and May and the Conservatives got a drubbing ( the polls had up by 20%), losing as many as 17 seats ( 318), while Labour picked 34 seats (266). The SNP lost 22 seats(34), while the Lib-Dem picked up 4), for 12 ; the Dem. Unionist got 10( +2)'; Sinn Fein 7 (+3); Plaid Cymru 4(+1). UKIP the Brexit leader lost its only seat.
The turnout was 66.1% up from 2015 by 2.6%, but down 3.5% from the Brexit referendum. More people voted 33.2 million than ant other election since 1992 (33.6 million). The Conservatives got 42.4% ( 13,650,900) to Labour 40.1% (12,858,652).
The country remained divided as ever with English nationalists vs. Scottish nationalists; young vs. old; rural vs. urban; natives vs. immigrants and London vs. rest. Trade, tax, debt, immigration, Europe, austerity, cost of living, NHS funding, economic growth. housing and employment.
Theresa May wants to remain in office and is working on a deal with Ulster Democratic Unionists, but it will be razor thin and will not last. She also faces attacks from within the party and the sniping and blaming has begun and she will not be able to withstand the onslaught ( even Thatcher and Major could not and Cameron resigned after the referendum ). So in a few months, the government will fall and the "savaged" Jeremy Corbyn ( by the media pundits and within the party elites who see him as a disaster), may be called upon to form a government ( who would have thought it possible). He certainly did much better than anyone expected but he was able to win the youth vote ( promising to spend more on education and taxing the wealthy).
Britain is in for a rough ride.