Prime Minister Rishi Sunak much more liked than UK governing party: Poll

LONDON: One month since Rishi Sunak taking office as Britain’s first Indian-born Prime Minister, signs on Friday suggested UK voters’ support for him remains stronger than that of the ruling Conservative Party.
The 42-year-old former prime minister has described himself as a man firmly steering the country’s economy through the chaotic cost-of-living crisis caused by the Covid pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
With the predecessor Shoes Liz made a dubious history of being Britain’s shortest incumbent at 10 Downing Street after a pathetic small unfunded budget, his message of containing inflation on a strategic basis paintings seem to have inspired faith in his leadership.
According to the “November Ipsos Political Monitor,” a survey conducted earlier this month, sunbathing began his role as prime minister relative to and even surpassing opposition Labor Party leader Keir star for there is what it takes to be a good Prime Minister.
However, the opinion poll also shows that the percentage who say they like the Conservative Party has fallen further since June to its lowest level since Ipsos began questioning it in 2007, while the percentage who like Labor Party rose slightly.
“Nearly half (47 per cent) say they like Rishi Sunak, compared to two in five (41 per cent) who don’t like him. This made Sunak more popular than Boris Johnson earlier this year,” Ipsos said.
“However, only a quarter (26 per cent) say they prefer the Conservative Party, which is their worst rating since June 2007 when they hit 29 per cent below [then Prime Minister] David Cameron. With 62% saying they don’t like them, the party’s current likeability rating of -36 also beats the previous low of -30 under Boris Jonson this June,” it noted.
Awareness of Sunak has received a small boost since he took power on October 25 following the shock resignation of Liz Truss after she lost the support of members of her party.
Two-fifths or 42 percent agree Sunak has what it takes to be a good Prime Minister, up seven points since the Conservative leadership race in July, compared with a third or 34 percent who disagree. I mean, 9 points down.
This puts the British Indian leader slightly ahead of Starmer, where opinions are more divided with 35% agreeing that he has what is needed and 37% disagreeing, although he perform better among his party’s supporters.
Personal endorsements would be a welcome outcome for Sunak but the Tories’ dwindling popularity – also in line with the anti-incumbent element after 12 years of a Conservative-led government – will is a worry for those who will look ahead to party leadership entering the general election in 2024.
The challenges he faces are enormous, including dealing with the country’s economic crisis amid the global headwinds of the ongoing conflict-driven energy crisis in Europe. cause.
On the domestic front, Sunak appointed a senior lawyer this week to investigate allegations of bullying against his close ally and Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab.
The issue of illegal small boat migration across the English Channel is another crisis that has spiraled out of control even as the UK tries to find a clear path forward since leaving the European Union. Europe (EU).
As a staunch Brexiteer, Sunak has ruled out any alignment with EU law but has also shown more flexibility than his predecessors in dealing with close neighbors like France.
All of this comes as former Prime Ministers Boris Johnson and Liz Truss join forces to support an uprising on the Tory bench.
Rebels are using a government bill to demand an end to a ban on new land-based wind farms, a sign that the ruling party’s different factions are determined not to let the leader easy to take power. Congress.


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