Boris Johnson’s approval rating slips to lowest level since he took oiffice

Boris Johnson’s approval rating slips to lowest level since he became prime minister
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Daily US Times: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s personal approval rating has slipped to its lowest level since he took office, the latest Opinium poll for the Observer shows.

Mr Johnson’s overall approval rating has fallen to -16, which is down from the -13 he recorded two weeks ago and -8 a fortnight before that.

It is even lower than the -15 the Prime Minister recorded back in January, when Britain was in the grip of a coronavirus outbreak, strict lockdown measures were in place and the NHS was under severe pressure.

The latest opinion poll shows that 34% of voters now approve of the job Boris Johnson is doing as prime minister, while 49% disapprove – up two points on the previous poll.

When rounding was taken into account, the overall approval rating amounted to -16.

However, the opinion poll suggests that bad news for him doesn’t necessarily lead to good news for Labour. The approval rating of Keir Starmer is also down, with a net score of -11, down from -6 two weeks ago.

28% approve of the job Mr Starmer is doing, while 39% disapprove. It’s his worst score since Opinium poll started tracking him in this way.

Boris Johnson remains ahead when voters are asked whom they regard as making the best prime minister, with 31% backing him (up a point from the last poll) and 25% opting for Labour’s Starmer (-1). However, both of them were behind “neither”, which was selected by 32% of respondents.

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