Rishi Sunak hit by horror poll as Tories drop to historic low - 'The clock is ticking!'

Rishi Sunak has been hit by horrific poll results showing support for the Conservative Party has slumped to an all time low.
Rishi Sunak has been hit by horrific poll results showing support for the Conservative Party has slumped to an all time low.

Rishi Sunak has faced large criticism this week for refusing to comment on whether or not he uses private healthcare

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Rishi Sunak has been hit by poll results showing support for the Conservative Party has slumped to an all time low.

A People Polling poll for GB News saw 48 per cent of those surveyed say they would vote Labour - which is up 2 per cent on last week.

The Conservatives are at 21 per cent - down 1 per cent on the level they polled a week ago.
The Conservatives are at 21 per cent - down 1 per cent on the level they polled a week ago.

The Conservatives, meanwhile, are at 21 per cent - down 1 per cent on the level they polled a week ago.

This represents a one-point decrease in support for the Conservatives, and increases the gap between Labour and the Conservatives to 27 points. The Lib Dems are on 8 per cent (+1); the Greens on 7 per cent (no change) and Reform is on 7 per cent (-1).

In the week Rishi Sunak was quizzed over his personal use of private healthcare, the poll also indicated the majority of the public find it acceptable for the Prime Minister to have such arrangements in place.

Asked about whether it is acceptable or unacceptable for a Prime Minister to have private health insurance 53 per cent say that it is “totally” or “slightly” acceptable. Twenty seven percent say that it is unacceptable.

Rishi Sunak has been attacked this week after he refused to comment on whether he uses private healthcare.
Rishi Sunak has been attacked this week after he refused to comment on whether he uses private healthcare.

Among Conservative voters, 70 per cent say that it is ‘totally’ or ‘slightly’ acceptable, whereas the number is 40 per cent among Labour voters. Only 15 per cent of Conservative voters find it totally unacceptable for a Prime Minister to have private health insurance.

Commenting on the findings of the poll, politics expert Professor Matt Goodwin said: “This is most definitely not the start to 2023 that Rishi Sunak and his team will have been hoping for.

“They continue to languish in the polls, well behind Sir Keir Starmer and Labour, while a large number of those who voted for Boris Johnson and the party in 2019, nearly one in three in fact, currently say they do not know who to vote for at the next general election.

“I see no recovery whatsoever in the Conservative Party's electoral fortunes and the clock is ticking".

People Polling surveyed 1,160 British adults on January 11.