Boris Johnson is at his worst ever rating among Tory members as new poll shows he is most unpopular member of the entire Cabinet
Boris Johnson has slumped to his lowest ever popularity rating among Tory members, a poll has found.
The Prime Minister is the most unpopular member of the Cabinet, according to the ConservativeHome survey, with a net approval score of minus 34 per cent.
Only two others have a negative rating: Chief Whip Mark Spencer on minus 24 per cent and Home Secretary Priti Patel on minus 2 per cent.
Most popular is Liz Truss, with an approval score of 74 per cent.
Boris Johnson has slumped to his lowest ever popularity rating among Tory members, a poll has found
It comes a day after another survey for the website found the Foreign Secretary is in pole position to take over from Mr Johnson – storming past Rishi Sunak.
Yesterday’s poll found the Chancellor is the sixth most popular Cabinet member, with a net satisfaction rating of 49 per cent. He is beaten by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi.
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries fell from fourth to 16th on 25.
Paul Goodman, editor of ConservativeHome, said of Mr Johnson’s rating: ‘The explanation? Parties, competence, Covid restrictions, [disgraced MP Owen] Paterson, taxes and net zero.’
He added: ‘Perhaps the only good news for Boris Johnson is that his score, woeful as it is, is nowhere near as dire as that of Theresa May in the spring of 2019, when she broke the survey’s unpopularity record, coming in at a catastophic minus 75 points.
‘Nonetheless, this is the Prime Minister’s second consecutive month in negative ratings, his third altogether, and his lowest total of the lot.’
The poll also shows Levelling-Up Secretary Michael Gove fell from twelfth to sixth from bottom (plus 16), and Health Secretary Sajid Javid from eighth to twelfth (plus 29).