Rishi Sunak has calmed politics down or marooned the Conservatives or both, according to your point of view. The same applies to our Cabinet League Table.
The order is slightly different to last month’s (for example, Steve Barclay is now sixth, not fourth); individual ratings are marginally higher or lower (Sunak is up four points, say, and Ben Wallace up three), but it really all is much of a muchness.
The Defence Secretary stays top, and he, Kemi Badenoch and James Cleverly remain the only three Cabinet members to score above 50 points in both November’s and this Christmas survey.
The average rating last month was 21.7 and at 24.2 this month’s is very slightly up. This is on the low side for the survey over time.
The average in September, the only month in which the survey was issued during Liz Truss’s brief term as Prime Minister, was 23.7. In August, the last month of Boris Johnson’s premiership, it was the same.