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New PM Truss Already Less Popular Than Disgraced Boris

Critics of the new British Prime Minister Liz Truss warned that she was not qualified, nor possessed the intellectual capacity to lead a major country – particularly during a time of crisis. It turns out they were right.

This week, the sinking Truss’s personal approval rating dipped well below that of her predecessor, the disgraced Boris Johnson., according to a recent Opinium/Observer poll.

“This is the worst poll result we have shown for a Conservative prime minister since the 2010 general election,” said James Crouch, head of policy and public affairs at Opinium.

And by the looks of things, it’s only going to get worse…


The Guardian reports…

Liz Truss’s personal popularity ratings are lower than those of Boris Johnson when his premiership came to an end, a new Observer poll has revealed.

The latest Opinium poll shows a precipitous fall in Truss’s personal ratings after the fallout from her government’s mini-budget, and Labour surging ahead with voters across a whole range of issues.

The prime minister’s net approval rating has fallen from -9 to -37 in the space of a week, as voters took a dim view of many measures in her mini-budget and her subsequent attempts to defend them. The latest poll showed 18% approved of the job she is doing, with 55% disapproving.

It gives her a worse net rating than the -28 that Johnson registered in the final Opinium poll before his removal as Tory leader. However, Truss’s score is slightly better than Johnson’s worst ever rating of -42, recorded at the height of the partygate scandal.

In only the second poll since Truss became prime minister, Labour’s overall poll lead has increased from five points to 19 points, mirroring a collapse in Tory support in other polls published in the past few days. Tory support fell to 27% of the vote, with Labour on 46%…

Continue this story at The Guardian

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