A month after taking over as Britain’s first Indian-origin Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak’s popularity has soared among UK voters.
According to a recently conducted poll, Sunak’s popularity among voters has increased more than that of his ruling Conservative Party. Sunak (42) takes office at a time when the cost of living has increased due to the Covid pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war, while the economy has also been adversely affected.
According to a report published in the November issue of “Ipsos Political Monitor”, the survey was conducted earlier this month. According to the survey, Sunak’s popularity has increased after becoming prime minister and he has overtaken the leader of the opposition Labor Party, Keir Starmer.
The report said that it appears that his message of working on a war footing to control inflation has instilled confidence among the people in his leadership. However, the opinion poll also found that the number of people who like the Conservative Party has decreased significantly, while the proportion of people who like the Labor Party has increased slightly.
According to the report, nearly half (47 percent) of the respondents surveyed say they like Rishi Sunak, while two out of five (41 percent) said they do not like Sunak. This means Sunak is ahead of Boris Johnson’s popularity earlier this year.
According to the survey, only one in four (26 percent) participants said they preferred the Conservative Party. This is his lowest rating since June 2007, when the party was preferred by 29 percent under (then prime minister) David Cameron.