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Boris Johnson less popular than Welsh Conservative leader with party members, poll suggests

04 Dec 2020 2 minutes Read
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The Welsh Conservative leader Paul Davies has beaten Boris Johnson in a poll of party members.

The monthly Cabinet League Table, a survey of party members published by political website Conservative Home, gives Paul Davies 15.7% positive approval compared to 2.9% for the Prime Minister.

Boris Jonson was also beaten by Welsh Secretary Simon Hart, who had a 15.4% positive approval rate, placing him at 19th place in the cabinet, whilst Boris Johnson came in at 21st place out of 25.

Boris Johnson is down eight points on the previous month when he had a net satisfaction rate of 13.3, but he still came in above Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health, who has been in charge of England’s health service during the covid crisis.

He has a net satisfaction rate of 0.4.

 

‘Nervousness’

Liz Truss, the Secretary of State for International Trade topped the poll with a net satisfaction rate of 75.4.

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak came in second with a net satisfaction rating 74.6.

The Conservative Home editor Paul Goodman said: “The International Trade post sends its occupant out to bat for Britain and away from domestic political turmoil.  The freedom-orientated and ever-combative Truss is making the most it.

“The key to her achieving pole position is not so much her tiny ratings rate (from 73 per cent to 75 per cent, but Rishi Sunak’s own small fall (from 81 to 75 per cent).  There may be some nervousness at the margins from respondents about future tax rises.”

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