The new Home Secretary is potentially well placed to break any deadlock in a nominations process among Conservative MPs.
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.
The Environment Secretary, in charge of the seven-year transition from the Common Agricultural Policy, prefers to do good by stealth.
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.
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“If you were to have an unfair dismissal on you, Andrew, you’d have a right of appeal in some way,” the Environment Secretary says.
“The overall principle that you should have due process and a right of appeal I don’t think anybody doubts.”
There is a willingness to give the new Cabinet a chance, but nervousness about the country’s economic prospects and the Party’s strategic direction.
And Wallace is up from ninth to fourth. The Prime Minister and Home Secretary are both in the bottom ten.