UK support for Johnson’s Conservatives falls as COVID-19 deaths rise

LONDON: Three opinion polls released in Britain on Saturday (Jun 6) showed support falling for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party, as public confidence in the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic declines.

However, the figures are unlikely to be an immediate concern for Johnson, who does not need to hold an election until 2024 after winning a comfortable parliamentary majority in December.

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The sharpest swing came in a poll conducted by Survation on Jun 3, which had support for the Conservatives falling to 41 per cent from 45 per cent in the previous poll, conducted in the period May 22-26. Support for the opposition Labour Party rose by five points to 39 per cent.

Surveys for Deltapoll and Opinium, both conducted on Jun 4-5, showed the Conservative lead narrowing to three percentage points.

Opinium said 47 per cent of people surveyed disapproved of the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis, against 34 per cent who approved, extending a steady deterioration in confidence in the government since the crisis started.

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