July 27, 2019 9:00 AM

Only a third of Brits and half of Tories think Boris will be PM in a year

Only a third of Brits think Boris Johnson will still be Prime Minister in a year's time, according to a new poll.

The poll, undertaken by YouGov for Best for Britain, shows that only 34% thought it was likely Boris Johnson would be Prime Minister in a year's time, with only half of Conservative and Leave voters believing the new Prime Minister would be in No 10 past 23 July 2020.

And with the prospect of a general election on the horizon as Boris Johnson threatens to force through a no-deal Brexit against the will of Parliament and the country, one in seven Brits and one in ten Leave voters think it is unlikely Johnson will even survive Halloween.

Best for Britain supporter Jo Stevens MP said:

"This poll shows the country doesn't think Boris Johnson will last long if he tries to force through the damaging no-deal Brexit he’s so constantly threatened. He won't even make it to Halloween with his nightmare Cabinet.

"He has no mandate to trash the economy and extend austerity - and as one of the most controversial figures in modern political history, he will never unite the country.

"We plan to stop Brexit. If that means stopping Johnson too, then that's even better."

Best for Britain chief executive Naomi Smith said:

"The country is ready to boot Boris Johnson out before he's even had a chance to close the door to No 10 behind him. They've already had enough of his bluster, and don't want an unelected Prime Minister.

"As firms like Nissan and Ford cut thousands of jobs, Johnson has no plan.

"Johnson has no mandate for the destruction he will cause through his recklessness. Less than 100,000 people voted for him and a majority of Brits now want to stay in the EU, rather than follow his apocalyptic Brexit."


The Poll

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1,823 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 24th - 25th July 2019. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

How likely or unlikely do you think it is that Boris Johnson will still be Prime Minister ....?

On the 31st October this year (Conservatives/Leave voters in brackets)

TOTAL LIKELY - 72 (85/81)
TOTAL UNLIKELY - 14 (7/10)
DON'T KNOW - 14 (8/9)

On the 23rd June next year (Conservatives/Leave voters in brackets)

TOTAL LIKELY - 34 (50/49)
TOTAL UNLIKELY - 44 (30/31)
DON'T KNOW - 21 (20/19)

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