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Boris’ “Operation Save Big Dog” is failing, if the latest Survation poll on Westminster voting intention is anything to go by.
Keir Starmer’s Labour has gained another three points compared to last week, rising to 43%, while the Conservatives dropped yet another point, now trailing by a whole ten points on 33%.
More Survation polling of over 11,000 members of the public reveals that trust in Boris Johnson’s government has taken quite the hit this month. Amid the never-ending partygate saga, the percentage of the public which now believes that the government is dishonest has jumped five points to 70%.
Perhaps most damningly, many of those espousing this view have voted Conservative in the past. Over half (53%) now say the Party they voted for is dishonest and 52% believe it lacks leadership – a stark increase of 10 points since December. And 68% of 2019 Conservative voters now believe the PM is dishonest – a 17-point increase.
The findings of Sue Gray’s investigation, expected to land in the first half of next week, will unsettle the polls further.
But even if Gray chooses to look kindly on the Prime Minister, how much will this really repair his battered reputation? According to Survation, 60% of the public do not have confidence in the government’s process for investigating alleged breaking of lockdown rules in Number 10.