Last month, Rishi Sunak was eighth from bottom of our Cabinet League table on -2.7 points. This month, he is solidly mid-table in fourteeth place on 20.7.
My explanation? The Uxbridge & South Ruislip by-election result – and the Prime Minister’s tilt from green politics to red – or rather blue – meat: pro-motorist rhetoric, new North sea oil and gas licenses, opposition to low traffic neighbourhood schemes.
We’ve yet to see whether or not this more combative profile makes a difference to the opinion polls, but it has clearly made some to the League Table.
Grant Shapps, the public face of the shift to energy security, is out of negative ratings, as is Michael Gove, who recently delivered a big speech on housing policy.
Kemi Badenoch, who has also been getting on on the energy policy shift, is up from 43.9 points and third in the table to 57.9 points and second in the table.
Otherwise, there is little change. We will find out later in the summer whether the Prime Minister’s upward move is a flash in the plan or part of a trend.