Which suggests they think that being an MP is not a “job” – unlike a majority of the wider public, it seems.
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Our survey. If necessary, resile from international commitments and stop the small boats, say Tory activists
Seven out of ten respondents to our poll support that position – though one in five do not.
A majority agree that global warming is a reality. But there is scepticism about “net zero” targets and alarmist declarations about an “emergency”.
Its approval rating is slightly higher than the Prime Minister’s. But, like his, could change radically over the next few months.
The results have barely shifted from when ConservativeHome last asked its panelists the same question last month.
But almost twice as many are ‘very dissatisfied’ as ‘very satisfied’ and one fifth undecided, leaving plenty of scope for a backlash.
Truss top, Wallace second, Sunak down, Gove up – and Johnson sixth from bottom in our post-shuffle Cabinet League Table
There is a willingness to give the new Cabinet a chance, but nervousness about the country’s economic prospects and the Party’s strategic direction.
A substantial minority are happy with their lot but a clear majority want more of a say.
Our survey. Over two in three Party members fear that Johnson will leave a legacy of higher taxes – and a bigger state.
It may be that they think any leader would be in this position post-Covid – but nonetheless, the finding is striking as the Conservative Party conference looms.
If there are labour shortages as Ministers seek to lower migration and raise wages, Party members say: tough it out.
Eight out of ten of our panel members take that view – at least as matters stand.
Our survey. With Covid-19 off the front pages, Johnson’s score for pandemic handling slowly recovers.
With life broadly back to normal, it perhaps isn’t surprising that just under two thirds of respondents give him the thumbs up.
Our Cabinet League Table. Raab plummets from third from top in July to fourth from bottom last month.
And Wallace is up from ninth to fourth. The Prime Minister and Home Secretary are both in the bottom ten.
More than seven in ten of our panellists think special forces operations targeting terrorist bases are the correct way to respond to a future attack.
The pingdemic’s end and the summer lull has helped him. Though it’s a somewhat indifferent score, his sixth lowest to date.
Party members believe Johnson is performing poorly. But they expect the Tories to win the next election – a source of strength for him.
The proportion of our panel members expecting a Conservative-led government next time round hasn’t fallen below 87 per cent this year.