Boris Johnson’s monthly scores for handling the Coronavirus well have come in respectively at 92 per cent, 84 per cent, 72 per cent and now 64 per cent.
The Government’s rating as a whole has been 92 per cent, 82 per cent, 71 per cent and this month 60 per cent.
And Rishi Sunak’s has been 92 per cent, 91 per cent, 87 per cent..and now a bob back up to 89 per cent.
So we have a collective picture of our panel’s view shadowing that of the wider public’s – with a slow, steady fall in the Prime Minister and the Government’s standing.
That said, the rating will find a floor sooner or later, and the question is whether the disapproval of roughly a third of the panel represents it.
Johnson slightly outscores the Government as a whole…
…And Sunak is still in the business of spending money: the test of his score would be spending cuts and tax hikes.
We wonder to what degree any dissatisfaction with other matters, such as Downing Street’s handling of public order, has affected the findings, if at all.
And if frustrations with lockdown, whatever respondents may say or think about it, have eaten their way into the survey panel ratings.