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Boris Johnson’s leadership approval on Covid ‘sees biggest fall in Wales’ – poll

28 May 2020 2 minutes Read
Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Picture by Chatham House (CC BY 2.0)

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
Boris Johnson 41.94% 43.33% 27%
None of the Above 25.81% 21.67% 36.00%
Keir Starmer 18.28% 15.00% 20%
Jeremy Corbyn 13.98% 20.00% 17%

 

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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.

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Plain citizen
Plain citizen
1 year ago

Unless something horrible re Cummings and his travels comes out of the woodwork this must be the first time in living memory a politician has faced down the hysterical furies of the press, tv and his own (highly excitable wing) party and not had to ignominiously retreat.

Phil
Phil
1 year ago

Thankfully Wales is slowly going against the grain and standing up for ourselves.. Westminster and your cronies look out

Michael Williams
Michael Williams
1 year ago

Good the longer they keep Cummings the more people in Wales will turn their back on the uK

Huw Huws
Huw Huws
1 year ago

Stonking result for none of the above.

John Ellis
John Ellis
1 year ago
Reply to  Huw Huws

Looks right now like a considerable vote of no confidence in the whole Westminster political show.

Rob
Rob
1 year ago

Why is Jeremy Corbyn still an option? A Johnson vs Starmer choice would be more straight forward.

Lyn
Lyn
1 year ago
Reply to  Rob

The result is interesting and informative though. Shows how much of a mountain Labour has to climb if they wish to sort themselves out and make an impact, even with the utter incompetence and worse of their opponents

Siân
Siân
1 year ago
Reply to  Rob

Yes how strange? However looking at the results Johnson is still the favourite. But after a week when he also wanted to charge extra for NHS workers from abroad for accessing the NHS the arrogance and lack of any morals of this government is beyond comprehension….can’t believe they’re getting away with these major failures

Steph Battershill
Steph Battershill
1 year ago
Reply to  Rob

So it looks like Boris has a fantastic lead. They split the opposition vote.

Jonathan Gammond
Jonathan Gammond
1 year ago

Perhaps Boris is being compared with the likes of Raab, Hancock, Patel & co. who stood in for him during his enforced absence? Meanwhile the opposition don’t get the chance to make a daily statement flanked by the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Scientific Adviser who provide a handy dose of credibility.

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