COVID-19 UK: Prime Minister’s popularity surges as he overcomes coronavirus

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COVID-19 UK: Prime Minister's popularity surges as he overcomes coronavirus
COVID-19 UK: Prime Minister's popularity surges as he overcomes coronavirus

Boris Johnson’s popularity has surged with Britons rallying around the Prime Minister as he recovers from coronavirus, a study has found.

The majority of people (51 per cent) now have a favourable opinion of Mr Johnson, up 17 percentage points from early March before lockdown measures were enacted, according to Ipsos MORI.

The study was conducted between April 10 and 13, as the Prime Minister was discharged from St Thomas’ Hospital and travelled to Chequers to recuperate, with 1,069 participants taking part.

The public have also become more favourable towards the Tories since last month, the poll suggests, with the Conservative Party’s popularity increasing by seven percentage points.

And for the first time this year more people believe Britain is moving in the right direction by a small margin of 5 per cent. But 37 per cent of those interviewed did not agree with the party’s actions, and three in 10 people said they still have an unfavourable opinion of Mr Johnson.

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