Rishi Sunak’s approach to the Covid-19 crisis has increased his personal polls for every member of the government, including Boris Johnson.
The findings, in an exclusive poll for today’s Mail on Sunday, anticipate a major speech by the Chancellor on Wednesday in which he will outline his plan for Britain’s post-Covid economic recovery.
His ‘jobs, jobs, jobs’ package follows last week’s Prime Minister’s speech ‘build, build, build’ and pledged billions of pounds for major developments.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s plan (pictured) for Britain’s economic recovery following the coronavirus pandemic has contributed to its enormous popularity among the British people
An exclusive Mail on Sunday poll (photo) shows that Mr. Sunak is more popular than any government member
Sunak’s appearances in the Commons and at the special Covid press conferences, while outlining his emergency aid packages for economic aid, have given him an approval in the Deltapoll study of plus 41, compared to plus eight for health secretary Matt Hancock and just two for Mr. Johnson.
The boost that Mr. Sunak is giving to government ratings is also evident from the fact that while Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer defeats Johnson by 12 points in leadership qualities when voters are asked who they prefer – Messrs Johnson and Sunak versus Sir Keir and his shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds, the Tory pair, at 48, prevail over the Labor duo 31.
Mr. Sunak’s high personal ratings also seem to justify his “ragged” attitude to closing.
He has consistently advocated for mitigation of the economic damage caused by Covid-19 against the “pigeons”, led by Mr. Hancock, who has given priority to protecting the NHS through strict social distance measures.
Tory MPs have discovered increasing independence and confidence on the part of Mr Sunak, and he sparks the conversation that he will already position himself for a run with the party leadership if it becomes vacant.
One of the policies announced by Mr Sunak on Wednesday is doubling the number of ‘work coaches’ in work centers to 27,000, at a cost of £ 800 million to taxpayers.
Mr. Johnson’s speech was well received, supported by 72 percent of respondents. A total of 50 percent said they expected infrastructure to improve their lives, while only 9 percent expected it to get worse.
Mister Sunak (pictured left) is also believed to be more popular among the British people than Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right)
However, there are more people opposing yesterday’s steps to easing restrictions on pub and restaurant opening – 46 percent – than support – 40 percent. An overwhelming part also fears that the public will react irresponsibly: 66 percent, to just 26 percent who expect responsible behavior.
The local closure in Leicester is strongly supported, with over three-quarters – 76 percent – believing this is the right thing to do.
Half of all respondents support the full reopening of schools in September, and only 8 percent want it postponed until October.
However, easing quarantine measures for UK visitors returning to the UK is unlikely to cause a wave of overseas vacations.
Only 9 percent plan a holiday abroad and 46 percent do not expect to travel this summer.
The poll also found that only 9 percent of Brits are planning a vacation abroad this summer, and 46 percent don’t expect to travel amid the fears of the corona virus
Johnson also loses to Sir Keir in physical fitness: after the 56-year-old prime minister pressed last week’s interview in Mail during an interview in last week’s Mail, Sir Keir, 57, jokingly challenged him to a press-up match.
When asked who they think would win such a challenge, 45 percent support Sir Keir, compared to 25 percent who think Mr. Johnson would be victorious.
Joe Twyman, of Deltapoll, said: “At the height of the pandemic, a large part of the British public supported the actions Boris Johnson took.
Now British people are divided on whether more recent changes are the way to go. Much depends on what happens to the virus, but it is clear that the Prime Minister can no longer take the support of the majority for granted. ‘
Deltapoll interviewed 1,549 British adults online between 2 and 3 July. The data is weighted to be representative of the UK adult population as a whole.