The result will probably offer some respite to an industry which has previously come in for a lot of flak from certain quarters for misrepresenting the state of the race.
Today’s polls reveal some interesting things about the early days of Johnson’s premiership – and hint at the battles to come.
Amongst the hopefuls, he fares best on account of his competence, his ability to handle Brexit, manage the economy and unite the country.
No one has a prayer of bringing voters back to the Party if they don’t get on their knees and beg for forgiveness from the electorate.
We seem to be heading back towards where British politics was between 2005 and 2015: in other words, towards more of a three or four or perhaps more party system.
Davidson has parked the Conservatives there – and the emergence of the Independent Group opens up new opportunities.
Over the last couple of years in groups I’ve run, people have become simultaneously more obsessed about the service and more concerned about waste.
So new research suggests. Private businesses must take at least as much responsibility for this state of affairs as Tory politicians.
The Tories have been ahead only once since the summit, though the shift away from them has flattened out.