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Pendulum swings in favour of former British PM Boris Johnson, new survey reveals voters show less trust in Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak

At least 49 per cent of Tory supporters believe that former British PM Boris Johnson should have remained in the running for the position of PM.

By wasmulhaq 
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London: Boris Johnson, the former British Prime Minister, is still the centre of attention in many circles. According to the research  at least 49 per cent of Tory supporters believe that former British PM Boris Johnson should have remained in the running for the position of PM and would have preferred him above Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak.

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As per the interviews with voters in marginalised constituencies, Johnson’s removal by Tory MPs hurt the party’s brand.

Richard, a plumber in the marginal seat of Southampton Itchen, told the Daily Mail, ” He hasn’t had to cope with anything the others have had to. He jumped right on the issue of Brexit, followed by COVID, and now it’s the war in Ukraine. Everybody keeps saying that he should have done this or should have done that. However, I’d prefer to see him as the PM again.

Another voter in Greater Manchester said an opportunity should be given to Johnson. A third voter also expressed disappointment over Boris’s being ditched, saying, “I really liked Boris and I was really, really disappointed in the way he was treated. They’re picking on minor things. “

British Prime Minister hopeful Rishi Sunak has said that even if surveys of Conservative Party supporters indicate that his rival Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has a solid lead, he is eager to continue in the PM’s race.

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A new YouGov poll for “Sky News” earlier on Thursday showed Truss holding on to a commanding 32-point lead in the race.

During a wide-ranging debate on ITV, the former minister in Boris Johnson’s Cabinet acknowledged that it was a “bit weird” that his former boss waited days before announcing his resignation as Tory leader and British Prime Minister last month.

 

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