This raises doubts over BoJo’s ability to win converts
YouGov has published what appears to be the only poll carried out on last night’s CON leader debates. The main details are in the YouGov table above.
While there’s little doubt that the member for Uxbridge does well with Tory voters but the party is going to need much more than them in a general election and that presents something of a dilemma. That just 7% of Remain voters gave their debate verdict to Johnson is very telling and should be worrying as it seems set to choose Johnson.
Tony Blair was a hugely successful general election campaigner because he was able to reach voters that other LAB figures had been able to get through to. He won three general election working majorities on the trot.
One of the things that’s always trotted out in relation to Johnson is his success in London. A big factor that helped that, I’d suggest, was that each time his LAB opponent was Ken Livingstone and in 2008 when he first won the London mayoralty Cameron’s Tory party was on a roll.
By May 2008 Brown’s LAB had really run out of steam and the Tories looked as though they were heading for a Commons majority.
Maybe this YouGov poll will help keep Stewart in the race in this afternoon’s ballot of MPs