The Prime Minister’s score is still dire: he is back in positive ratings, but not by very much. Though a substantial minority of the panel want him on the leadership election ballot and/or would vote for him had they the option, a larger majority of it does not.
A pattern is beginning to form below the Defence Secretary, with Truss, Zahawi and Trevelyan coming in variously at second, third and fourth.
Meanwhile, Johnson is out of negative ratings for the first time in three months – and in comparative mid-table safety.
Johnson is still in negative ratings, though less so, and Sunak’s score is at its lowest since he became Chancellor.
I am very pleased that the Treasury has refused to finance Mark Drakeford’s anti-science socialist agenda.
And Ministers associated with support for Covid restrictions suffer noticeable falls in their scores.
And Wallace is up from ninth to fourth. The Prime Minister and Home Secretary are both in the bottom ten.
I am disappointed that our Plaid Cymru presiding officer has chosen to ban such harmless national self-expression.
Whilst the leadership talks up 16 MSs, activists are angry about missing so many target seats and failing to mobilise the 2019 vote.
“You can stand on the border and step across into England and… see outdoor hospitality working whereas in Wales it’s not working”.
And Williamson’s negative rating halves in the wake of his intervention in the Batley Mohammed cartoons row.
In 2007, it almost looked like the a plausible anti-Labour alternative for Wales. But things are very different today.
Mind you, he retains a strongly positive rating. Truss remains top – and Lord Frost comes straight in at fourth.
The final part in ConHome’s series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
The third article in a five-part ConHome series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.