Boris Johnson’s leadership approval on handling the coronavirus pandemic has fallen 37.7% in Wales in a week – the most of any nation or region in the UK – a pollster has found.
FindOutNow have been asking 2,000 people across the UK each week “Who would you prefer to be in charge during this coronavirus crisis?”
Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, Jeremy Corbyn and None of the Above are given as options in the poll carried out today. In Wales, health is the responsibility of the Welsh rather than the UK Government.
Across the UK, Boris Johnson seaw a dip of 11% from 48.46%, but his support in Wales fell 37.7% to 27%, according to the poll.
|May 14th||May 21st||May 28th|
|None of the Above||25.81%||21.67%||36.00%|
Today Boris Johnson once again backed top advisor Dominic Cummings’ after Durham Police ruled his trip to Barnard Castle “might have been a minor breach” of lockdown regulations.
Durham Constabulary said it was taking no retrospective action, to which No 10 said it considered the matter closed.
Boris Johnson also announced that groups of up to six people – staying two metres apart – would be able to meet outside from Monday in England.
Coronavirus restrictions in Wales are likely to be relaxed next week so people from two different households can meet each other outdoors.
Further details are expected from First Minister Mark Drakeford tomorrow.