Polling firm YouGov have released a hefty chunk of data on what the public think of Britain’s politicians – and Boris Johnson is Britain’s most popular politician.
32% of Brits have a positive opinion of BoJo and Theresa May – but 46% have a negative opinion of May compared to a slightly lower 43% for Johnson.
Jeremy Corbyn is third, Ed Balls fourth, Sadiq Khan fifth and Nigel Farage sixth, according to their calculations.
In terms of other Conservative figures, Sir John Major, Lord Hague and Ruth Davidson are next in the pecking order in terms of popularity. In terms of net rating, Ruth Davidson comes top – but only 62% of people have even heard of her and a quarter of those who have are neutral.
Theresa May and Boris Johnson are the UK's most popular politicians (both liked by 32% of Brits), finds @chris__curtis. However, in net terms, the honour actually goes to Ruth Davidson, with a net popularity score of +7 (Boris is -11 and May -14) https://t.co/Txe6f1ZzSO pic.twitter.com/twYTM6qT2V
— YouGov (@YouGov) November 7, 2018
Interestingly, David Cameron and George Osborne both trail the likes of Jacob Rees-Mogg and David Davis. The public haven’t forgiven them for Project Fear.