Obviously, members and our readers are angry in the election’s aftermath. None the less, it is the most damning finding that in one of our polls that I can remember.
We ask for Party members’ views as Westminster and the country wake to a shock result.
Only eleven per cent put it in the top three categories for effectiveness. By contrast, 32 per cent placed it in the bottom three.
The moral of the finding is that, regardless of the size of any majority, the Prime Minister must handle the economic liberals and free marketeers very carefully indeed.
Should Conservatives embrace “the good that government can do”? And: what do you think is the most likely outcome of the general election?
This is our final survey before the election – so our next update could contain some new faces.
Keeping the triple lock third from bottom; scrapping the Human Rights Act fifth from top; an energy price cap fourth from bottom.
Overall, grassroots priorities cut across the stereotype of Tory supporters and suggests that Mayite conservatism has a strong appeal to activists.
The grassroots are feeling positive. But CCHQ will worry that voters won’t find Corbyn a plausible threat.
Among our readers as a whole the majority for doing so is more narrow.
Two in three are opposed. The finding is part of nearly five thousand replies, our biggest-ever reader response.
Two in three of them favour this change. One in three remain opposed. Who said Tory members always oppose liberalising measures?
And what else should be in the manifesto? Plus, rate ministers’ performance.
May and Davis top the Cabinet again; Davidson’s back in first place; and Truss slumps to a serious negative score.
This proportion would be content to rely on WTO terms if necessary, or say that Single Market access isn’t important to them in the first place.