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.
And Wallace is up from ninth to fourth. The Prime Minister and Home Secretary are both in the bottom ten.
And Williamson’s negative rating halves in the wake of his intervention in the Batley Mohammed cartoons row.
The Brexit deal bounce in our final survey of last year has left little room for a vaccine bounce in the first survey of this one.
The recent bias in Downing Street against putting the Work and Pensions Secretary up for press conferences and big media shows is inexplicable.
Johnson is up to ninth from fifth from bottom, Gove jumps up to near the top quarter, Hancock is clearer from the relegation zone – and Truss stays top.
Wallace is well up, Gove down, and Patel much the same in the wake of that bullying report – and Johnson and Hancock just outside negative ratings.
All in all, it’s much of a muchness – with Douglas Ross down by about 25 points, now that his Party Conference coverage has faded.
It’s a rotten springboard from which to vault into Party Conference as it begins today. But what goes down may go back up.
Last month, he was sixth from top. Now, he is eighth from bottom. Only six Ministers have a satisfaction rating of more than half.
The real one is widely and correctly dismissed as weak. So we’ve had a go at assembling a stronger team. Here is the result.
By the way, it is a travesty that the Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Leader of the House aren’t full members.
That’s the Prime Minister’s lowest score since he entered Downing Street for the first time last summer.
The overall numbers are down slightly after the allegations against the Home Secretary and the Government’s defeat over Heathrow.
The month-on-month stability in our rankings highlights against just how much an overall majority has calmed British politics.