Gb: YouGov poll, Truss has a decisive advantage over Sunak

(ANSA) – LONDON, AUGUST 18 – The British Foreign Minister Liz Truss has a decisive advantage in the race for Tory leadership and the position of new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom over her rival, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak. This is what emerges from a survey carried out by YouGov for Sky News and conducted among the members of the majority party who are voting by mail to choose the new tenant of Downing Street: 66% of the sample (which excludes the undecided and those who do not will vote) is for Truss while only 34% support Sunak. 57% of respondents say they have already voted and 38% have yet to do so.

This is a 32-point advantage for the Foreign Office owner who has therefore not suffered repercussions from the missteps made in recent weeks and is indeed rewarded, at least by members of the conservative team, for her program that aims at an immediate reduction in taxes. compared to the request from various quarters for support for families in difficulty due to the high cost of living and record inflation. You request that Sunak instead tried to ride but without results, at least according to the surveys.

But another emblematic fact of the poll is a strong regret for Boris Johnson’s departure. For 55% of those interviewed, conservative leaders were wrong to force the outgoing premier to resign, against 40% who think otherwise. Not only that, if BoJo hypothetically participated in the leadership challenge with the other two contenders he would get 46% of the votes, against 24% of Truss and 23% of Sunak. (HANDLE).

Source: Ansa

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