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Boris Johnson far less popular with party members than Tory Senedd leader, poll suggests

03 Aug 2021 2 minute read
Left, Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies. Picture by Senedd Cymru. Right, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Picture by Annika Haas (CC BY 2.0).

Boris Johnson is far less popular with party members than the leader of the Tories in the Senedd, a new poll has suggested.

The monthly Cabinet League Table, a survey of party members published by political website Conservative Home, gave Andrew RT Davies a net satisfaction rating of 28.5% compared to a lowly 3.4% for the UK Prime Minister.

It also put the Welsh Secretary Simon Hart comfortably ahead of Johnson on 17.5%.

According to the survey, conducted in July, the Prime Minister’s rating has plummeted by more than 35 points since the previous month. This was following a storm of protest after he and the Chancellor Rishi Sunak trying to avoid self-isolating. This resulted in them performing a U-turn.

However, Sunak maintained his second place position in the survey with a rating of 74.1%.

Liz Truss, the Secretary of State for International Trade, who has been put on 88.6%, came in first place.

The Home Secretary Priti Patel had a rating of 26%, which is a fall of 20 points from the previous month and Conservative Home claims an “ongoing failure to stem the flow of boats across the Channel seems the most likely explanation.”

The Tory politician with the lowest rating of all was England’s Education Secretary Gavin Williamson at -44.1%.

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2 years ago

In fairness, none of those figures are anything to celebrate, but I’m astounded ReTweet is that popular to be honest.
He’s a Twitter obsessed seat-warmer with no real political vision beyond criticising the other parties, Cymru and the independence movement.
His redeeming feature is that he is seemingly free of scandal serious enough to unseat him. A bland, faceless man.
And Boris at 3.4%? More than he deserves. Yet still Starmer can’t unseat him.

2 years ago

This must be RT’s highest ever figure in what is a semi regular poll.

Usually in these survey’s the Welsh Leader and Welsh Secretary get relatively low approvals and lots of don’t knows because of their relatively low profiles outside of Wales were the bulk of ConHome readers are.

RT must have had a huge boost after taking the Cons from 11 to 16 seats leapfrogging Plaid who went from 12 to 13.

The collapse of BoJo is good though, it shows the flag waving Brexiteers have begun to turn on him.

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
2 years ago

I won’t trust any of them to make a cup of tea.

2 years ago

“More popular than Johnson”. Hardly much of a complement, is it?

Notta Bott
Notta Bott
2 years ago

Can we send the him to London them diolch?

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