The frontrunner in the Tory leadership contest is popular not only for its tax cuts and pro-Brexit policies. She received nearly one in five votes (19 per cent) in a Techne UK exclusive poll for Express.co.uk for being the most popular political ticket to a summer barbecue. The foreign minister was 11 points ahead of her rival former chancellor Rishi Sunak, who would much rather open a bottle of Coke, on a list of six senior politicians.
A source from Ms Truss’s campaign said: “These latest findings show that Liz relates to the general British public.
“She will continue to tour the country, showing her positive vision and emphasizing that she is the only person who can beat Labour.”
The result comes in the same poll of 1,624 British voters on August 10 and 11, which also found she had nearly twice as many Tory voters backing her as Mr Sunak, up 60 percent (up from 4) to 33 percent. (down from 3).
Techne UK chief executive Michela Morizzo said Ms Truss’ leadership now “seems untouchable”.
The only politician to get more barbecue invites was Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer, who seemed to be defying his reputation for dullness.
But since he was the only Labor politician on the list, his number was 39 percent below the number of party supporters.
In all, 31 percent opted for Conservative politicians with Sunak at 8 percent and Boris Johnson at a surprisingly low 4 percent following his Partygate scandal in Downing Street.
Meanwhile, Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey got just four percent less than a third of his party’s support in the poll.
Voters appeared to have taken Ms Truss’ advice to heed the controversial SNP Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
She was the least popular at just 3 percent.
However, over a quarter (26 percent) would rather not have a politician at all.
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