Fresh Poll Data and Rwanda Policy Decision Challenge UK Prime Minister’s Tenure
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak faces a significant challenge as new polling data reveals a sharp decline in support for his leadership. According to a survey by PeoplePolling for GB News, Labour Party, led by Sir Keir Starmer, has surged ahead of the Conservatives by 30 points. This alarming statistic for Sunak’s government comes after a series of controversial decisions, including the sacking of Home Secretary Suella Braverman and the appointment of former Prime Minister David Cameron to the Foreign Office.
Braverman, a key proponent of the Rwanda migration plan, was dismissed following her contentious remarks about pro-Palestine protesters. Her departure and the reshuffle have done little to bolster Sunak’s standing, with only 19% of respondents indicating support for the Conservatives in a potential general election. Labour, on the other hand, has captivated almost half of the electorate, with 49% expressing their preference for the party. Additionally, Richard Tice’s Reform UK and other parties like the Liberal Democrats and Green Party are also gaining traction.
Adding to the Prime Minister’s woes is the impending Supreme Court decision on the legality of the Rwanda migration plan. While 40% of Britons support this policy, there is considerable apprehension that the Court might deem it unlawful. This outcome could further undermine Sunak’s authority and his commitment to implement the policy before the next general election.
Amidst these developments, public opinion remains divided on Sunak’s decisions. The dismissal of Braverman has garnered approval from 51% of voters, yet concerns linger over the return of David Cameron to a prominent role in government. Furthermore, a significant portion of the electorate feels disconnected from the Conservative Party, with only 11% believing the party understands their needs.
As Sunak navigates these complex challenges, his leadership and the direction of the Conservative Party remain under intense scrutiny. The coming days, particularly the Supreme Court’s ruling, will be critical in determining the future of his premiership.
Story Source: GB News