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Boris Johnson less popular than Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies with party members

26 Apr 2022 2 minutes 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’s popularity with Conservative party members has been hit to such an extent that he is now less popular than Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies.

Following his police fine over partygate, the Prime Minister’s rating has fallen to just 6.6 net satisfaction, according to a monthly survey of Conservative Party members by the ConservativeHome website.

Andrew RT Davies’ rating meanwhile has surged to 25.4 net satisfaction among members.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is in an even worse position than his boss with minus 5.2 net satisfaction, the lowest of all the members of the UK Government cabinet, after the revelation that his wife was a non-dom. Rishi Sunak regularly topped the poll for his handling of the UK’s finances during the pandemic.

Welsh Secretary Simon Hart has a net positive 23.5 rating with Conservative members.

Home Secretary Priti Patel was at the bottom of the cabinet rankings last month with a rating of minus 14 but that has now jumped to plus 31 after she announced a policy of sending asylum seekers who arrive in Britain illegally to Rwanda.

“Rishi Sunak plunged last month to third from bottom in the wake of the Spring Statement (on plus eight points),” Conservative home editor Pul Goodman said.

“He drops to last place this month, coming in at minus five points, in the wake of the furore about his wife’s tax affairs and former non-dom status.  It is perhaps surprising that his fall isn’t larger; it may even be that the worst is behind him – in this table at least.

“Priti Patel was bottom of the table last month on -17 points, having languished at the lower end of it for some time – not least because of the small boats issue.  The Government now has a policy to deal with it, and her rating consequently jumps to 31 points, near the middle of the table.”


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ass bitch
ass bitch
27 days ago

àss bítch

GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
27 days ago

And they still don’t know who R2D2 is.

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
27 days ago

Tories, eh? Threaten to illegally deport asylum seekers to a concentration camp in the Third World when 75% of those on the boats are entitled to remain and the scum go wild with appreciation.

Patel has also had to drop her “pushback policy” even before she launched it because it would be illegal because we have left the EU and the idiots forgot to negotiate a new Dublin Convention just adds to the conviction that all Tories are inept and brainless.

As EU members we could have sent them back, now we “took back control” we can’t.

The Original Mark
The Original Mark
27 days ago
Reply to  Kerry Davies

it really makes you wonder what they’re trying to do, part of the recent deal with India was to make it easier for people from India to move to the UK, It would appear the UK just have issues with people from the middle east countries?

David
David
27 days ago
Reply to  Kerry Davies

Pretty go-ring da-cow.

The Original Mark
The Original Mark
27 days ago

wow! How low can you go? RT is about as popular as having teeth pulled.

Nobby Tart
Nobby Tart
27 days ago

Boris or RT.
It’s like being asked what’s your favourite stool on the Bristol Stool Chart.

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
27 days ago

When Johnson does go, it won’t be because of the 35th fixed penalty notice but because he was EVEN less popular RT.

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
27 days ago
Reply to  Fi yn unig

Than RT

Quornby
Quornby
27 days ago

Just imagine being less popular than than that grovelling stooge.

Quornby
Quornby
27 days ago

A choice between cholera and rabies.

The Original Mark
The Original Mark
27 days ago
Reply to  Quornby

I would have said cholera and dysentery.

Llinos
Llinos
27 days ago

Wow that’s a real race to the bottom right there. ARTD or ABdePJ.
It’s like a choice between syphillis and gonnorhea

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
27 days ago

When you’re seen as less popular than Andrew RT Davies shows how far Boris Johnson has fallen.

Gareth
Gareth
27 days ago

RT Davies has ” surged” to 25% in satisfaction ratings. That means 75% of those polled must have a bad opinion of him. He needs to look at himself and wonder why such a low rating amongst his own kind, because if it was among opposition voters, I could understand such a low %.. I think he should stick to the farm.

Last edited 27 days ago by Gareth
Llinos
Llinos
27 days ago
Reply to  Gareth

And that is amongst Conservatives, not the general voting population. Half that, then subtract another 4% of the number that is left for a reasonably accurate number

Ryan Hopkins
Ryan Hopkins
27 days ago

The statement “ jumped to plus 31 after she announced a policy of sending asylum seekers who arrive in Britain illegally to Rwanda.” Tells me everything I need to know about the kind of people who vote for the Tories, I am deeply ashamed that people in our country can not only live with, but actively support, braking international law and disregarding human rights… seeing as they care so deeply that BJ broke the law, you think they’d surely care about that.

Pete
Pete
26 days ago

The Tories have never been popular in Wales…anyone with any common sense wouldn’t vote for the Cons.

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