Boris Johnson’s Handling of Coronavirus Crisis Helps Tories Get 8-Point Lead Over Labor – Their Biggest Since June Last Year
- A Deltapoll poll for The Mail on Sunday puts the conservatives at 44 percent
- Labor behind at 36 as the public backs Boris Johnson’s rollout of the Covid vaccine
- PM’s assessments were also boosted by tackling ‘vaccine wars’ with the European Union
Boris Johnson’s approach to the coronavirus crisis has helped the Tories lead their largest poll on Labor since June last year.
A Deltapoll poll for The Mail on Sunday puts the Conservatives at 44 percent, while Labor lags behind at 36, as public support rallies behind the introduction of vaccines and the ‘roadmap’ for relaxing lockdown rules. The poll found that 68 percent support the plan, with only 20 percent against it.
The Prime Minister’s ratings have also been boosted by his approach to the ‘vaccine wars’ with the EU: only 24 percent think that European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen rightly threatened to block vaccine exports, while 54 percent believe they was wrong. .
A Deltapoll poll for The Mail on Sunday puts the Conservatives at 44 percent, while Labor lags behind with eight percent at 36
Only 24 percent believe European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (pictured) was right in threatening to block exports of Covid vaccines, while 54 percent believe they were wrong
Nearly a third of respondents said the situation had made them more favorable towards Brexit, including more than a quarter (27 percent) of those who voted for Remain. And when the British approach to the crisis is compared to that of France and Germany, Mr Johnson wins with ease: 45 percent think the UK response was better than French President Emmanuel Macron’s – only 16 percent think it was worse – while 36 percent say it was better than German Chancellor Angela Merkel (20 percent say it was worse).
The 57 percent of people who think the government is doing the right thing with Covid is the highest figure since May last year.
The vast majority of people – 85 percent – say they’ve followed Covid’s rules closely for the past 12 months, and less than one in 20 say they haven’t followed them at all.
A large majority, 72 percent, support the new £ 5,000 fines for people traveling abroad for no good reason, with 69 percent supporting a total ban on people traveling abroad before the rules may be lifted on May 17.
After a year of restrictions, two-thirds of people say they ‘really need a vacation’.
lDeltapoll interviewed 1,610 adults online between March 25 and 27, 2021, and weighted the data to be representative of the adult population as a whole.