Dominic Cummings’ rule-breaking rocks government as approval ratings drop 16 points in one day

PUBLISHED: 10:39 26 May 2020 | UPDATED: 16:05 26 May 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a media briefing in Downing Street. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/Crown Copyright/PA Wire

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a media briefing in Downing Street. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/Crown Copyright/PA Wire .

The government’s approval ratings have dropped 16 points in just one day, suggesting the Dominic Cummings story on breaking lockdown rules has rocked public opinion.

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According to pollsters Savanta ComRes, the approval rating of the government now sits at -2%, falling significantly over the weekend.

Boris Johnson’s own approval rating is at -1%, a drop of 20 points in just four days.

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Before the revelations the prime minister had a +19% approval rating, a figure which was at +25% a fortnight ago.


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By contrast level of concern about the coronavirus is at the lowest since the polling firm started tracking it, with just 35% saying they are very worried or most worried about Covid-19.

Keir Starmer, the leader of the opposition, has a +12% approval rating with the pollsters, up 5% compared to the same time period.

Rishi Sunak is the only other Westminster politician ranked above Starmer, with a +20% approval rating, but that too has dropped from 35% last week.

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