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.
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.
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.
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury was interviewed by Charlotte Gill for a ConHome fringe meeting in partnership with Heathrow.
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.
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.
Let Sunak and Dowden join Jenrick at the top table. And that should be about it. If the Coronavirus takes off, Ministerial changes will be the least of our worries.
Marr puts the argument to the Brexit Secretary that the project’s costs are running out of control.