But unless his fully-developed vision of the future can capture heart-and-minds, I’d expect control of the party to stay with the mainstream.
Davidson and Mordaunt also score highly, whilst the Chancellor and Chief Whip both languish with negative scores.
The deal’s internal contradictions are coming back to haunt it, to the confusion of May, Varadkar, Juncker, Barnier – the whole lot of them.
And after hitting a personal low last month, the Budget seems to have got the Chancellor (just) back into the membership’s good books.
The Cabinet Ministers who backed Leave have gone along with a payment of some £50 billion. But they are digging in their heels over the role of the court – rightly.
The Prime Minister is not in a position to force policy about leaving the EU on her Cabinet colleagues – let alone the Brexit Secretary.
Britain and the EU are as well-placed as any two parties could be to strike a comprehensive agreement which covers this critical industry.
It’s personal low in the run-up to the Budget. Meanwhile, Gove gets within a single point of beating Davidson for the top spot.
The International Trade Secretary denies that there is any ambiguity about the Government’s position on this point.
Plus: Johnson’s cunning plan. Crisis? What crisis? Paterson breaks into German. And when Green was chucked over a bridge.
Davis, Gove, and Fallon make up the top three again, but satisfaction levels overall are low. And Davidson is out-polling every Cabinet member.
Who would have predicted that Gavin Barwell, having lost his seat and ministerial position, would climb 63 places to number seven?
We pick out five items from it which may be of special interest to our readers and others who will attend.
Plus: The Labour leader’s other Brighton speech: “It was a full-blown Marxist rant. Put up taxes. Employers are evil. You know the sort of thing. They lapped it up.”
Supporters of a new pro-free trade think-tank will be told that Tories are all behind them in principle. But…