Another poll has shown Boris Johnson to be the most popular choice of Conservative Party members when asked who should succeed Theresa May as Party Leader.
A YouGov poll of Tory members has found Boris way out in front on 20%. He is discounted and mocked time and time again by the chattering class, but the guy is clearly a political rockstar who was elected as London Mayor twice, an impressive accomplishment for a Conservative.
Interestingly Jacob Rees-Mogg is the next most popular choice on 15%, showing his following is more than just hype.
Critically, Mogg has previously revealed that he would back Boris as his first choice because he “has a greater reach”. As a combination the pair have big time grassroots support.
NEW: Brexiters lead way as members’ choice for next Tory leader:
Boris Johnson 20%
Jacob RM 15
Don’t Know 12
David Davis 8
Sajid Javid 8
Dominic Raab 7
Jeremy Hunt 6
Amber Rudd 5
Michael Gove 4
Penny Mordaunt 1
— Michael Savage (@michaelsavage) January 5, 2019
Tory members clearly want a Brexiteer PM, along with millions across the country.