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Only 12% think Boris can stay on as PM

Chris Holbrook Find Out Now Market Research

Chris Holbrook

7th Jul, 2022 | 3 mins read

Rishi Sunak is clear favourite to replace him

In the wake of the resignations of Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid, do you think Boris Johnson can remain Prime Minister?

Yes: 12%
No: 63%
I don’t know: 21%
Prefer not to say: 4%

Full results here

Key points

  • Most 2019 Conservative voters (51%) say he can’t remain, compared to 24% saying Yes
  • Only 7% of women say Yes, compared to 17% of men
  • Only 6% of 25-34s say Yes, compared to 17% of 65+
  • Boris has considerably more support from the working class (C2) with 17% saying Yes, compared to 10-11% of intermediate to senior managers and professionals (ABC1)

Who do you think should be the next leader of the Conservative Party if Boris Johnson resigns?


Rishi Sunak: 9%
Jacob Rees-Mogg, Dominic Raab, Liz Truss, Sajid Javid: 3%
Ben Wallace, Priti Patel, Penny Mordaunt: 2%
Michael Gove, Kwasi Kwarteng: 1%
Other: 12%
I don’t know: 48%
Prefer not to say: 14%

Conservative voters (2019)

Rishi Sunak: 11%
Jacob Rees-Mogg: 7%
Dominic Raab: 4%
Liz Truss: 5%
Ben Wallace: 4%
Sajid Javid, Priti Patel, Michael Gove, Penny Mordaunt: 3%
Kwasi Kwarteng: 0%
Other: 5%
I don’t know: 42%
Prefer not to say: 9%

Full results here

About the survey

Find Out Now polled 2,273 GB adults online from 5th to 6th July 2022. Results are based on a nationally representative sub-sample of 2,273 within ±1% of ONS quotas for age, gender, socio-economic group, past voting, and region.  Find Out Now are members of the British Polling Council and Market Research Society abide by their rules.

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