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Rishi Sunak Experiences Record Drop in Popularity Among Tory Members

In the latest poll of Conservative members, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has hit his lowest-ever popularity level, registering a net satisfaction score of minus 26.5 in Conservative Home’s final Cabinet league table for 2023. This marks a significant decline from last month’s rating of 25.4 among rank-and-file members.

Sunak finds himself second from the bottom, with only immigration minister Michael Tomlinson trailing behind at minus 27.2. The past month has presented challenges for Sunak, who successfully navigated a Tory rebellion over his Rwanda Bill but now faces an uphill battle to pass the legislation in the upcoming year.

Several other key members of the Cabinet also find themselves in unfavorable territory, including Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden, Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron, Housing Secretary Michael Gove, and Tory chairman Richard Holden.

On a positive note, Business and Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch, known for her assertive stance on woke issues, leads the league table with a score of 63.9. Veterans Minister Johnny Mercer and Commons Leader Penny Mordaunt share the next spot with a joint score of 47.5.

Esther McVey dubbed the “Minister for Common Sense” after her return to the Cabinet in Sunak’s November reshuffle, follows closely with a net popularity rating of 30.8. Meanwhile, Jeremy Hunt, expected to unveil tax cuts in March’s Budget, is positioned third from the bottom with a score of minus 16.9. Michael Gove, Oliver Dowden, and Richard Holden also find themselves in less-than-ideal standing, reflecting the varied challenges faced by the Cabinet members in maintaining public approval.

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