The majority of the British public believe Rishi Sunak is doing a poor job of delivering on his five key priorities, in a setback for the Prime Minister ahead of his keynote speech at today’s Conservative conference.
Sunak promised in January to halve inflation, grow the economy, cut public debt, reduce NHS waiting lists and “stop the boats”.
In a new survey of 1,000 British adults, Ipsos UK found widespread dissatisfaction with the Prime Minister’s performance on all five priorities, with dissatisfaction having increased across the board since the pollster last asked about them in May.
On halving inflation, 57 per cent said they thought Sunak was doing a bad job, compared to 55 per cent who said the same in May. Only 14 percent said they thought he was doing a good job, down from 17 percent.
About 54 percent said he was doing a poor job growing the economy, up from 50 percent, while 54 percent said he was doing a poor job reducing the national debt, up from 49 percent. hundred.
On reducing NHS waiting lists, dissatisfaction has soared: 71 per cent say the Prime Minister is doing a poor job, up from 62 per cent in May, while almost two-thirds said that it was doing a poor job of stopping small boats crossing the Channel. .
The release of the survey, which was conducted between September 22 and 26, came as Sunak prepares to address Conservative activists in Manchester shortly before midday. He will promise to end 30 years of status quo in politics.
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