Boris Johnson’s popularity takes a hit among Tory faithful, survey shows

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Boris Johnson’s popularity among Tory loyalists has taken a hit after weeks of splits in the party over a range of issues.

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It follows a toxic row on the sled in politics after Owen Paterson’s failed attempt to prevent suspension from the Commons, scaled-back plans for social care reform, funding lines for rail infrastructure and concerns over the cost of living. does.

According to conservative Of home In the regular ‘Cabinet League Table’ survey, the Prime Minister is now second from the bottom in the net satisfaction rating with -17. Mr Johnson was on +20 in the same poll last month.


The website’s editor Paul Goodman, which conducts the survey every month, posted that it was the second time Mr Johnson had “getted in the red with the panel since the last election” after doing so in the autumn of 2020.

However, Mr Johnson still has some way of reaching the number 10 negative rating of his predecessor, Theresa May, who holds the record for the lowest prime ministerial rating ever recorded by the Conservative Home in April 2019 with a -73 rating. ,

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This follows a survey conducted earlier this month inspector For Opinium, which showed the Prime Minister’s approval rating among the public falling to -20.

Just last week, Mr Johnson was also asked to urgently improve his performance after an embarrassing speech at a CBI conference that prompted questions about whether “all was well” during a televised interview.

A senior backbencher told Granthshala That disgruntled Tory MPs are currently under fire in the hope that the prime minister can brush off his recent disastrous miscalculations and political blunders.

According to the latest Conservative Home survey, Liz Truss, who was promoted to foreign secretary earlier this year, has maintained her commanding lead over other cabinet ministers – a position she held for more than a year – With pure satisfaction with 82.

They are followed by Brexit Secretary Lord Frost, International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries and Education Secretary and former Vaccines Minister Nadeem Zahvi in ​​third, fourth and fifth respectively.

However, the website said the issue of channel migrant crossings has prompted a drop in support for Home Secretary Priti Patel, who experienced just +0.2 this month, falling from +10 last month.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has moved up from his lowest position in the twelfth table last month to ninth in November.


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