- In our first post-general election survey, no fewer than 18 Cabinet members had a satisfaction rating above 50 per cent. Now, only six do.
- Of those six, Liz Truss is a fraction higher than she was (61.7 per cent to 61.3 per cent), Dominic Raab up an insignificant point (66 per cent to 67 per cent), and Rishi Sunak up to the top of the table (79 per cent to 83 per cent).
- Jacob Rees-Mogg has risen by only two points, from 48 per cent to 50 per cent, but was then tenth from bottom. Now he is sixth from top. The difference between his change in score and change in place says everything you need to know about how Cabinet ratings, generally, have fallen.
- None more so than Boris Johnson. In that post-election table, he was top on 93 per cent. Now he is eighth from bottom on 25 per cent. That’s a drop from sixth from top on 57 per cent last month – a fall of almost half into the bottom third of the table.
- Robert Jenrick is still in negative territory, and Amanda Milling now joins him. Gavin Williamson may take comfort from the fact that his expected fall into negative territory isn’t record-breaking. In April last year, Theresa May reached -74 per cent.
- The members’ panel has good record as a guide to activist voting in leadership elections, so we’ve no doubt that this month’s survey is picking up unease about the Government’s competence, consistency and sense of direction.
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