This is collective punishment for the new Brexit policy. P.S: when ratings fall in this way, place in the table scarcely matters.
It’s the Chequers factor – as Gove falls from second to fifth. Javid remains competitive on 19 per cent, coming second this month.
Polling Conservative members is a tricky business, but these mutually reinforcing findings suggests our free, monthly survey is up to the task.
The doctors’ discussion comes after a long day’s training with a British trauma surgeon who teaches a Hostile Environment Surgical Training course.
If Tory MPs think that No Deal would collapse Brexit altogether, or that it would be unmanageable next March, they need a Plan B. But we stress: if.
If no deal is better than a bad one, the sum of this policy is certainly a bad deal. Tory leavers now face a bleak choice.
What may count most today is not whether the water simmers over, but whether his temper and patience do instead – or first.
Meanwhile, Williamson and Johnson’s approval ratings are in the doldrums.
Gove is second, “Other” third. It is an astonishing turnaround for a man who three months ago was languishing on a mere two per cent.
May’s appeal next week at Chequers will be founded in grinding detail, not Churchillian rhetoric. Key to agreement will be taking Ministers with her and springing no untoward surprises.
We have put Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt, Sajid Javid and Boris Johnson up against each other to get the view of our members’ panel.
Mordaunt – like Patel before her – is effective, ambitious, and keenly aware that many Conservative voters are not natural fans of aid spending.
Also: female Tories press the Prime Minister for action on Ulster abortion law; and Davies urges Party to unite over Brexit.
It’s a counter-intuitive take – but it’s what the sum of opinion polling in recent years tends to suggest.
It looks to be the least bad medium-term means of settling the future of abortion laws in Northern Ireland.