Rishi Sunak's popularity plummets to record low as PM ranked WORSE than Liz Truss in bombshell poll


Rishi Sunak's popularity has plummeted to a record low among Tory members

Millie Cooke

By Millie Cooke

Published: 04/12/2023

- 12:03

Updated: 04/12/2023

- 12:16

A study conducted by JL Partners said Sunak's time in office has been a 'year of decline'

Rishi Sunak's popularity has plummeted to a record low among Tory members, while a bombshell new poll has put his approval ratings lower than that of Liz Truss among the wider electorate.

Conservative Home's poll of grassroots party members put Sunak at an approval rating of -25.4, a record low for the Prime Minister.

It described the rating as "dire", saying that every one of Sunak's achievements has been overshadowed by bad news.

Meanwhile, a study conducted by JL Partners claimed Sunak's time in office has been a "year of decline", which it said has led to an "implosion" in the Tory vote.

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The analysis concluded that Sunak has lost more Conservative voters than Liz Truss did at the peak of the mini-Budget crisis.

The report found that just 59 percent of 2019 Conservaitve voters are now supporting the party, compared to 63 percent under Truss and 74 percent last summer.

Some 18 per cent of those voters have defected to Labour.

It also claims that the Conservatives have lost 500,000 supporters since the party conference in October.

The study combined the findings of Britain's nine main polling houses - Deltapoll, More in Common, Omnisis, Opinium, People Polling, Redfield & Wilton, Techne UK and YouGov.

It warned that Reform is a significant threat to the Conservative Party, amid a "changing electoral landscape".

JL Partners predicted that Reform has taken as many as 15 per cent of 2019 Tory votes.

The report said: "It is clear that the increases in the South of England, Wales and the North of England are driving the increase in Reform vote share.

"With the major parties changing little over the past year, Reform UK’s increase has been the 'star' in the changing electoral landscape that faces us at the next general election."

Reform leader Richard Tice said the poll demonstrates his party is now "an existential threat for the Conservatives."

He added: "We said we want to replace them and we mean it!"

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