Rishi Sunak closed the gap with Liz Truss in conservative party leadership race, with foreign secretary leading only for five points in in latest interview of members.
former chancellor campaign team emphasized in the last days when they found much denser race on land than the last YouGov poll showed two weeks ago, giving Truss a score of 24. lead.
latest survey conducted by Techne for a private client, but data tables have been released for interview of 807 conservative members.
It comes in a few days of new impetus for Farm with line of high-profile endorsements, including Penny Mordaunt – sign what ambitious ministers saw race how sewn up.
Mordaunt, who was defeated by Truss to become Sunak’s rival in in final scene of The competition for the lead, Truss said, was a “candidate of hope.”
The approval came as a blow to Sunak after a bitter campaign during which supporters of Mordaunt blamed Truss for destructive “blue-on- blue dogfight.
Mordaunt was latest in number of new supporters for farm including former candidate leaders Nadhim Zahavi and Tom Tugendhat, and ex-minister minister Brandon Lewis and West Midlands Mayor Andy Street.
latest interview also includes significant positive numbers for Truss, assuming her tax policy is far more more popular than Sunak, although it was held before his announcement of further tax cuts over in next parliament. She was rated high at 62% of participants compared with Sunak has 30%. But Sunak kept edge over Farm on Brexit, which is trusted by 50% versus 41%.
This was stated by opinion poll expert Sir John Curtis. on on Tuesday he did not believe race was over. “We must endure in Keep in mind that ever since the Conservative MPs decided it was a contest between Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, we’ve had one I repeat one opinion poll of in people who will actually have vote, which are conservative terms. But this poll is almost two weeks old now,” he told GB News.
Another poll in Sunday Telegraph of Conservative advisors also proposed race strained with Farm on 31%, Sunak 29% and more over 30% say they don’t know.