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Britain: Liz Truss leads by 22 points over Rishi Sunak


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According to a new poll by the Opinium Research institute, in a sample of members of the Conservative party, Liz Truss gathers 61% of voting intentions, against 39% of former finance minister Rishi Sunak.

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has a 22 percentage point lead over rival Rishi Sunak in the race to become the country’s next prime minister, an Opinium Research poll of Conservative party members has shown. was released yesterday Saturday.

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In the sub-sample of the 450 Tory MPs who have already made up their minds, Ms Truss, who is the clear favorite according to other polls, had 61% of the vote, compared to 39% for former finance minister Mr Sunack. recorded Opinium.

The Conservative Party’s roughly 200,000 members are voting to elect a successor to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who after a series of scandals and a caucus rebellion announced in July that he would step down as the party’s leader and No. 10 Downing Street after the person who will succeed him is appointed.

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The total sample — including those who did not express a preference — was 570 Tory members. Less than a third (27%) said they had already voted, while 47% said they had decided. Only 19% said they might change their minds.

Voting is conducted by mail. The winner will be announced on September 5th.

The poll was conducted from August 8 to 12.

According to her findings, the top three reasons Tory members prefer Mrs Truss are that they dislike Mr Sunack, they see her as more trustworthy, and that she has remained loyal to Mr Johnson.

Rishi Sunak’s resignation contributed to Mr Johnson’s downfall.

Mr. Sunak’s supporters, on the other hand, emphasize that he is better than Ms. Truss when it comes to the economy and that he is the most capable and the most intelligent candidate.

A notable finding is the “nostalgia”, as the institute puts it, for Mr Johnson, before he even left the prime ministership. 63% would prefer Boris Johnson to remain Prime Minister rather than Mrs Truss succeeding him. As far as Mr. Sunak is concerned, this percentage is even higher, reaching 68%.


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