Two-thirds of the electorate thinks Boris Johnson should resign, according to the latest polling by Savanta ComRes.
The snap poll, conducted on 25 May in the wake of Sue Gray’s report and published today, shows the fraction of voters calling for the PM to go is four points higher than when he was first fined, suggesting Johnson has failed to draw a line under partygate.
Despite a third of respondents saying Johnson should not resign, more than three quarters (76%) of those polled believe the PM misled the House of Commons about whether or not parties took place at Downing Street. Just 13 per cent think he did not.
As the number of public calls for Johnson’s resignation by Tory MPs reaching 33 on Tuesday, Chris Hopkins, political research director at Savanta ComRes, said: “It’s the court of Conservative MP’s opinion which really matters to the Prime Minister’s hopes of remaining in post and leading his party at the next election.”