Davis leads with less than a fifth of the vote. Johnson is on his lowest total ever. And if one counts write-ins, in second place is…Rees-Mogg.
These results are part of a pattern in this survey of a small uptick in Party morale and expectation.
Rudd falls with him, May is almost out of negative territory…and Davidson continues to soar up, up and away.
The proportion of those suggesting that she shouldn’t quit as Party leader before the next election rises to over a third.
As we wrote last month, we hoped to get at least 750 replies. So 1379 is what John Major would call “very satisfactory”.
We now have eleven runners and riders in our Next Tory Leader section…with another 15 candidates standing by. Watch this space.
These are early days. But, on these findings, it isn’t worth commissioning expensive polls when one can simply read our survey each month for free.
During the next few days, we will be e-mailing those people and others to ask them if they want to reply to the survey each month.
“New young candidate to be identified” captures the flavour of a proportion of the write-ins. There is a mood in some quarters for a contender from outside the Cabinet.
Davis is top, Gove is straight in at second…and McLoughlin bottom. Our Party member respondents have no confidence in the Chairman.
Over half of them take this view, and fewer than one in five want her out of Downing Street now.
On that last question, so many potential runners and riders were named over the weekend that we could have provided a very long list indeed…
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.