Liz Truss had been top for twelve months in February last year when the Defence Secretary replaced her – after Vladimir Putin’s full invasion of Ukraine.
Wallace scores consistently above 80 point, and no other member of the Cabinet is anywhere near him. Indeed, there isn’t much to say about the rest of them this month.
Kemi Badenoch is still second, and her score is down by only three and a half points – so the row about the Retained EU Law Bill has left her unscathed, at least this month.
James Cleverly’s rating has fallen by eight point – not all that much – and is still third, so his speech about China, in which he urged what Rishi Sunak would call “robust pragmatism”, seems to have done him little damage.
Otherwise, it’s much of a muchness. The change of order near the top is of no significance – for example, Suella Braverman is down from fourth to sixth, but her score is unchanged.
Steve Barclay is up the best part of ten points and re-enters the top six, but it’s hard to draw conclusions from such a rise. Therese Coffey remains in negative ratings. The Prime Minister is still sixth. The ratings overall remain on the low side.