'Worse and worse' Boris facing point of no return – PM 'least favourable' MP in new data

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The ranking makes him the least favourable of all politicians, with a huge slump of 23 points since November and 29 points since this time last year.  In further embarrassment for the Tory leader, the figure is the lowest net favourability score in Savanta ComRes’ Political Tracker since it began in May 2020.

Chris Hopkins, Political Research Director at Savanta ComRes, said the row over lockdown-busting parties had brought the Tory party to “its knees”. 

He said:“Every poll seems to get worse and worse for this ailing Prime Minister, and this one is no different, with another sizeable slump in net favourability for both the PM and the government, scores that are so markedly different from just two months ago.

“Partygate has brought this government to its knees and Conservative backbenchers are sensing the opportunity to clean house, with many in line to lose their seats if the current Labour poll lead were to play out at a General Election.”

The Prime Minister’s position has been perilous since he admitted attending a “bring your own booze” gathering in the Downing Street garden on May 20 2020, during England’s first lockdown when the rules only allowed someone to meet one other person outdoors, as long as two-metre social distancing was observed.

Mr Johnson has insisted he believed it was a work event and he stayed 25 minutes to thank staff for their efforts.

He has denied seeing the invitation to the event sent by his principal private secretary Martin Reynolds inviting colleagues to bring a bottle for “socially distanced drinks” to make the most of the lovely weather.

But now he faces moves by Tory MPs to oust him from Downing Street in response to the row over lockdown-busting parties.

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