It’s almost the same panel that gave Boris Johnson 93% approval after the last general election …
… And that gave him a negative score of ten points less last October, when there seemed to be no way out of the blockage and loosening cycle.
He is of sixth, with a score of 61, in the nineteenth, with a score of 34 – and in the bottom third of the table. There is little movement elsewhere in terms of scores. Liz Truss ranks first for the fifth month in a row.
Which suggests the prime minister has done something in particular to annoy the activists, and the most direct explanation is his behavior on the Downing Street floor.
Our best guess is that party members think he has done nothing wrong, but they are not convinced that an expensive renovation of the apartment needed to be done and think that neither Johnson nor Carrie Symonds should offer hostages to fortune.
The disapproval of party fund activists who are used to bear the private costs of the party leader, as also expressed in the survey, seemed to us an expression of direct opinion, not a rap about the couple’s knuckles on the flat imbroglio.
This response, on the other hand, seems to be a shot at the arches of the Prime Minister of members who, despite being comfortable with the General Directorate of Government, are not opposed to criticism if they deem it necessary.
Life with Johnson will always be a roller coaster: what goes up will go down and vice versa. Who knows where the carriage will hang when the music stops? As you all know very well: life with Johnson is never boring.