Boris Johnson approval: The PM begins the Tory conference on the defensive, despite DEVASTATING polling.
BORIS JOHNSON has arrived in Manchester for the Conservative Party Conference, where he will speak to members for the first time since taking office in 2019. But he’ll do so against a bleak backdrop, as evidenced by his latest approval rating.
The Prime Minister will not take the stage until Wednesday, in an attempt to top Sir Keir Starmer’s well-received appearance last week. But while the Labour leader made his case for power, Mr Johnson has hit several bumps in the road. His ratings have already been harmed by the issues he and the rest of the UK are facing, so he now faces an uphill battle.
In 2021, Mr Johnson’s administration has created problems centered on Brexit, the pandemic, and their economic impact.
The country continues to witness tens of thousands of illnesses and hundreds of deaths per day, with the economy failing due to supply chain issues.
As a result of Brexit, the UK’s pool of HGV drivers has shrunk significantly, with approximately 14,000 leaving the country this year.
Due to the pandemic and ongoing red tape, they will not return, and the consequent food and gasoline crisis has left Britons unhappy, with lines building at gas stations.
Mr Johnson’s popularity is waning, according to recent surveys.
Publication of political content POLITICO analyzed polling data from throughout the country and discovered that the majority of people disapprove of him.
As of September 27, only 45 percent of people approved of him, according to these polls.
A majority of people – 55 percent – disapprove, confirming a recent trend that began in the summer of this year.
Mr Johnson’s approval ratings were 50 percent approval and 50 percent disapproval when he proposed lifting the Covid limitations in June.
His approval has only dropped in the months since, with a low of 43% in July.
Despite the fact that it has since climbed by two points, there is no reason to believe it will do so again anytime soon.
It appears to be more likely to stay the same than to fall at the moment, but if the gasoline situation continues, dissatisfaction could grow.
The public has recently accused media organizations of “inciting” panic buying.
The majority of 3,361 Britons polled on September 28 – 47 percent – blamed the media, according to a YouGov poll.
Only 23% blamed the government, while 22% blamed the general populace.
Experts estimate that if ministers are unable to fix the problem. “Brinkwire News Summary.”