Boris Johnson’s desperation to protect his chief handler has taken a heavy toll on his personal approval ratings with the public.
From a net of +19 just four days ago, Johnson’s approval rating has collapsed to a negative net of -1, a total fall of twenty points.
Johnson’s dithering and his willingness to ignore evidence, spout nonsense and put public lives at risk means that even if he does now sack the unrepentant Dominic Cummings, he has suffered huge political damage. Or, in words that those who warned the voting public all along might use: the empty vessel has been exposed even to many it previously fooled.
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