Boris Johnson is losing support from women voters as they sink to the lowest poll ratings in two years.
Today’s Daily Mail survey revealed that one third of respondents are less inclined to adhere to Covid rules following the Downing Street Christmas row.
Concerning the Prime Minister: Two-thirds of people said they did not trust him.
In the last few days, Labour’s lead among female voters has risen from 6 to 14 points. It is now on 45 per cent – compared to the Tories who fell by four points to 31 per cent.
Savanta ComRes’ poll revealed a significant change over the last week. Mr Johnson faced claims from lockdown-busting parties at No 10, and has imposed restrictions to counter the Omicron variant.
Since last weekend, support for the Tories dropped to 33%. It is the lowest level since October 2019.
Boris Johnson is losing support from women voters as Conservatives fall to their lowest poll ratings in over two years. Today’s Daily Mail survey revealed that 33% of people are less likely to adhere to Covid rules after the Downing Street Christmas party row.
A quarter of seven voters (14%) who backed the party during the last election are now undecided. Meanwhile, 6 percent have switched to Labour.
After rising two points to 39%, Sir Keir’s party is six points in front of the Tories. It had previously been one point behind them in last week’s poll by Savanta ComRes.
Concerning the Prime Minister: Two thirds said they did not trust him.
When it comes to male votes, the parties are nearly neck-and-neck with Labour at 34% and the Tories at 35% respectively.
Many voters worry about Johnson’s integrity, according to the poll. Two-thirds (66 per cent) said they do not trust him – more than double the proportion who say they do (31 per cent).
A third of people (32%) said they’re less likely than others to follow coronavirus restrictions following claims that the Christmas party at No. 10 was last year.
Staff and aides were allegedly drinking, eating, and exchanging Santa secret presents at the Christmas party, which took place on December 18. This is in direct violation of London’s lockdown rules.
Indoor gatherings weren’t allowed in the event. Some 68% believe that Downing Street employees who were present at the event should be fired.
Ministers are considering locking down the country further. The poll showed that the majority of people opposed closing hospitality facilities and preventing family members from visiting.
49 percent of those surveyed said that they are opposed to the closing down pubs or restaurants where 31 percent is in favor.
The idea of banning individuals from meeting with other households inside their homes was met resistance by 33% against and 47% for.
54 percent of respondents said that they support the government limiting the numbers of indoor events and banning international travel (54%).
In the last few days, Labour’s lead among female voters has risen from 6 to 14 points. It is now on 45 per cent – compared to the Tories who fell by four points to 31 per cent. Savanta ComRes poll showed a drastic change. This is because Mr Johnson has been fighting with lockdown-busting claims in No 10. He also imposed additional restrictions to counter the Omicron variant.
Many voters worry about Johnson’s integrity, according to the poll. Two-thirds (66 per cent) said they do not trust him – more than double the proportion who say they do (31 per cent). Above is the scene outside Downing Street during the Conservatives’ historic 2019 election victory.
14% of the voters who supported the party in the last election say that they’re not sure, and 17% have switched to Labour. After rising two percentage points, Sir Keir’s party is six points in front of the Tories, having been one point behind them last weekend in Savanta ComRes poll.
A majority (56%) supports giving Covid shots to children five through 11. Chris Hopkins, Savanta ComRes associate director, stated that results revealed that Downing Street’s row had ‘cut through’ to the electorate and caused a shift in the polls.
He said that it didn’t appear as though 2019 Conservative voter are leaving the party in masse.
Hopkins stated that while loyalty is lower than expected among Conservative voters last year, this does not mean they are switching to Labour. In fact, more people are likely to remain undecided.
These voters are much easier to win than people who switched allegiances. Labour aren’t popular enough, so this six point lead won’t be sufficient to enable Labour to rule alone in an election tomorrow.
Hopkins commented that “The Conservatives and their electioneering machines may be already dusting off the 2015-era “vote Labour”, get Sturgeon” leaflets. Labour would need a greater poll lead in order to become a government without SNP support at next election.
Savanta ComRes interviewed 2118 adults in the UK online from December 8 to yesterday.
Nominated top spin doctor for Xmas row, full faith in the PM
Daily Mail by HARRIET TLINE
Boris Johnson stood by his top spin doctor last night despite the claims that he went to a Christmas party at No 10, a lockdown busting event, last year.
Downing Street reported that Jack Doyle, the PM’s director of communications was in full confidence and that Doyle will remain at his post.
Yesterday night, it was reported Mr Doyle made an offer to resign but Mr Johnson declined to take his resignation.
Former Daily Mail journalist Mr Doyle is said to have “made a thank you speech” and given out awards at the controversial December 18 bash.
Boris Johnson, the top spin doctor at Downing Street was there last night to support him despite allegations that he went to a Lockdown-busting Christmas Party in No 10. Downing Street stated that the PM had ‘full faith’ in Jack Doyle, his director of communications (above) and that he remains in post
According to reports, up to 50 employees attended the “boozy” party. There were revellers who reportedly partied past midnight and exchanging Secret Santa gifts.
A source said that the deputy communications director at the time had given a speech to reporters to say thanks for the work they did in fighting the pandemic.
It was reported that he had spent much of the night locked up in Covid meetings, with officials and ministers, as preparation for the “Tier Four” announcement on the next day.
Mr Johnson’s former aide Dominic Cummings – who left Downing Street weeks before the alleged party following a behind-the-scenes power struggle – yesterday tweeted that Mr Doyle was ‘a gonner’ but that he would remain in post until the conclusion of Cabinet Secretary Simon Case’s inquiry into the parties.
On Twitter, he wrote: “Jack D is going toner but [the PM] will be thinking, ‘not now, gotta keep him as the sacrifice for Case’s inquiry then – I’m shocked shocked I tell you to discover there was a party and I was misled – do a deal with Jack to keep all the wallpaper horror buried…’
He said that there will be many pictures of parties, which would inevitably go viral.
Cummings tried to discredit claims that the PM wouldn’t have known anything about No10’s parties.
Sir John Redwood is a Tory senior MP and asked Mr Johnson yesterday to expedite the review of the alleged parties, as well as ‘take actions’ against any person who has broken the rules.
Twitter user He said: “The PM should speed up the report to parties by officials from No 10.
“He must pursue those who break the covid rules. They were the one’s telling everyone to do the same. It is time to collaborate with a smaller team that he trusts.