Rishi Now Least Popular Cabinet Minister with Tory Grassroots

Rishi’s saint-like pandemic popularity was inevitably going to come back down to earth at some point, Guido reckons his team never envisaged the poll from ConservativeHome this morning which shows grassroots Tory members now ranking him as the only Cabinet member in negative popularity territory. Not a great position when contemplating a potential leadership challenge…

Admittedly it wasn’t a tough challenge for Rishi to enter the red, given last month’s league table saw him drop from 38% to third-bottom on 7%. His and his wife’s non-dom and green card debacle finishing him off…

In other news, while Ben Wallace stays where he was in a commanding first place, Ukraine has finally dealt dividends to Liz Truss, who’s jumped from fourth place on 61% to second on 64%. Though this is partly only because Nadhim Zahawi and Anne-Marie Trevelyan have dropped below her…

Boris is on a knife-edge too, now third from the bottom on 6%, down from last month’s 33%. Last month’s figure itself was way up on the previous month’s 17%. Quite the bungee act…

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Rishi Plunges in Latest ConservativeHome Cabinet Poll, Boris Climbs Back Up

Grim reading for Number 11 in the latest ConservativeHome Cabinet poll, with the once popular Rishi’s net approval figures plummeting from +38.8 down to +7.9 following the Spring Statement. The Chancellor is now third from bottom, only ahead of Ben Elliot and Priti Patel, who’s now well into negative figures over bad headlines on Ukrainian refugees. Rishi’s precipitous drop shouldn’t be a surprise, given 58% of the membership said they either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the Statement in another ConservativeHome poll yesterday…

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace still holds a commanding lead at the top, while Nadhim, Trevelyan and Truss all jostle for the silver medal, with Zahawi just about pulling ahead this month. Truss has gained almost 3 points since the last poll, though she’s still making up for lost ground after her 10-point drop in February. 

Boris meanwhile is making a Lazarus-style comeback, shooting back up the rankings by 15.8% and finally leaving the negative ratings of the last three months. His handling of Ukraine has definitely helped, although having his most obvious successor and rival take all the flak for hiking taxes probably hasn’t hurt either…

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Ben Wallace Takes Stonking Lead in ConservativeHome Cabinet Poll, Truss Slips to Fifth

The latest ConservativeHome cabinet poll is out and team Wallace will be delighted to see not only does he remain the most popular Cabinet member among the grassroots, he’s now opened up a 19 point lead. The PM’s No. 10 revamp has clearly gone down well as Stephen Barclay’s shot up to second place. Truss has dropped by 8.4 points to fifth place. There are now no negative rated members, with Boris shooting up over 34 points from -17.3% to 17.3%…

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Wallace Overtakes Truss as Most Popular Minister

Truss’s year-long reign at the memberships’ darling is at an end. This month’s edition of the ConservativeHome Cabinet League Table is out, and Liz has dropped to second place, with Defence Secretary Ben Wallace now claiming the top spot with a net satisfaction rating of +79.7. Truss is down from +74 to +67…

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi climbs up to third with +64.6; Anne-Marie Trevelyan slides back to fourth place on 55.6; Priti Patel is still stuck in the gutter at just 4 points, although that is a slight improvement on her nul points last time. Still way down from +25 just a few months ago, though…

Boris and Mark Spencer are still the only Cabinet members with negative ratings. This is the first membership poll since Partygate, so it’s not much of a surprise to see Boris’s rating decline even further: he’s now on -17.3. Although miraculously, Mark Spencer is still less popular at -28.2…

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Boris Plummets in new ConservativeHome Cabinet Poll

The latest ConservativeHome Cabinet League Table is out and the Paterson scandal and migrant crisis have gone down badly with the Tory membership: Boris, Priti, Rees-Mogg and Mark Spencer have all taken big hits since last month’s poll, with Boris’s net satisfaction falling from +20 to -17, Priti dropping all the way from +25 to 0, Mogg plummeting to 34% and Spencer losing 52.8 percentage points in one go. Liz Truss, meanwhile, continues to dominate at the top of the table with +82.3. She’s now held first place for a whole year…

 

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ConHome Cabinet Poll: Frost into Second Place, Rishi and Kwarteng Take a Hit

The monthly ConservativeHome members panel is out with, as usual, interesting news about the Tory grassroots’ feelings towards members of the cabinet. Liz Truss remains in No. 1 spot, however is now followed by Lord Frost, up six points no doubt thanks to our impending war with France.

Rishi and Kwarteng have taken big hits thanks to the budget and energy crisis respectively. Golden boy Rishi is now languishing in 12th place on 45.5%, behind the likes of Gove, Coffey, Rees-Mogg, Dorries and Anne-Marie Trevelyan, whose first full month as trade secretary has seen her rise from 10th place to 4th.

Kwarteng has dropped from 42.1% approval last month to 32.6% this month.

Boris remains 5th-lowest regarded on just 19.7%.

Guido spots Sharma has also taken bottom spot, down from 4th-lowest last month, with just 5.8% approval. Clearly the Tory grassroots aren’t warming to his COP summit.

Grant Shapps will be happy, rising from the least popular cabinet member last month at 5.8% to 21.4% today. Despite his personal demotion, Raab’s attack on the human rights act has played well with the grassroots following his Afghanistan performance, boosting up from 22.3% in September to 41% now. Until next month…

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