New polling has unveiled an overwhelming amount of support for a change of government in the UK.
A survey for community group More in Common paints a worrying picture for Rishi Sunak’s administration, suggesting his upbeat attitude ahead of the next election could be wide of the mark.
The prime minister revealed at the weekend that he is “entirely confident” his party can win the next general election, despite a plethora of poor polling numbers.
He told reporters he was “fired up” to deliver a fifth Conservative win citing the party’s narrow by-election victory in Uxbridge a couple of months ago.
“I am entirely confident that we can win the next election, you had a sense of that just a couple of months ago in Uxbridge.
“In that by-election, when voters were confronted with an actual choice between us and the Labour Party on an issue of substance, what did they do? They voted for us”
Referencing the recent shake-up of Downing Street staff, he added: “These are very high quality people that are joining the team because they believe that we will win — they are hungry to win, I am hungry to win, and they are fired up to deliver it.”
Sunak could well suffer defeat in two upcoming by-elections, according to pollsters, with Labour set to seize Mid-Bedfordshire and Tamworth from the Tories in a decisive victory.
Both are due to take place on 19th October following the shock resignations of Nadine Dorries and Chris Pincher as the prime minister desperately tries to revive his flagging fortunes.
Dorries bitterly resigned as an MP in August in protest of not getting a peerage in Boris Johnson’s resignation honours list.
Meanwhile, Pincher announced his decision to quit as an MP after losing his appeal against a Commons suspension for drunkenly groping two men.
And things on the national front don’t look much better either.
Polling by More in Common shows 75 per cent of voters want a new government – and even half of 2019 Tory voters agree!
It could spell disaster for Rishi next time out.