Rishi Sunak Approval Rating: 3.5% Gap between Sunak and Starmer

Rishi Sunak Approval Rating: With the next general election in two years, how well is Rishi Sunak Performing? How is Keir Starmer Performing?

Rishi Sunak Approval Rating as PM: Following Liz Truss’s resignation as the PM of the UK, Rishi Sunak became the new Prime Minister as the leader of the majority Conservative party in Parliament. He officially assumed office on 25 October 2022.

In his first speech as the prime minister of the UK, Sunak promised “integrity, professionalism, and accountability,” He acknowledged that Liz Truss was not wrong to want to improve growth however admitted to some mistakes being made. He promised to mend those mistakes and to “place economic stability and confidence at the heart of this government’s agenda”

With Sunak as PM, the Tories would be hoping for a return to competitiveness over the next 12 months. Here is how Rishi Sunak is currently rated

Sunak Approval Rating, Social Media Sentiments, Google Search Trends

Rishi Sunak has exactly two years to prove himself. His main task will be to stir the UK’s economy which has been hit by the multiple events that happened around the world in the last few years and 2nd will be to win the trust of the Conservative voters. A recent Tory poll showed that the former PM Boris Johnson is more popular than Rishi Sunak and this may be worrying for him.

Google trend search volume chart

On Google Trend, despite Boris Johnson out of 10 Downing Street has a good level of search volume. The lead of Sunak as PM of the UK is not much as compared to the search volume of Boris Johnson when he was Prime Minister. Sunak has 57% search volume and Boris Johnson has 43%.

On the below chart which includes 12 months of data, Boris has 68% search volume and Sunak has just 32% search volume. In September after Johnson’s resignation, Rishi Sunak was in news but despite being the talk of the town, Boris John is ahead of Sunak in 12 months of search volume data.

search volume chart of 12 months

The poll numbers for the Conservatives are undeniably frustrating for the party, with multiple surveys consistently showing them receiving less than 30% of the vote share. The latest poll is even more disheartening, placing the Tories at less than 20% vote share. This lack of popular support raises concerns for the Conservative Party and its leadership.

In terms of Prime Ministerial preference, Keir Starmer has gained a significant advantage over Rishi Sunak, leading by a substantial 6%. This substantial margin suggests a considerable challenge for Sunak, not only from the opposition but also from within his own party.

While Sunak’s approval rating has seen a slight improvement, it is not significant enough to provide him with a solid footing. The road ahead for Sunak in 2023 is likely to be fraught with obstacles that could play a decisive role in determining the trajectory of his political career.

Considering the current circumstances, Sunak faces multiple challenges that threaten his standing both within the Conservative Party and on the broader political stage. The upcoming period will be crucial for Sunak, as he navigates through these hurdles, and the outcome could shape his political future significantly.

Rishi Sunak Approval Rating Today

Average Approval Rating – June 3rd, 2023

  • Approve: 31.3%
  • Disapprove: 45.0%
  • Net Approval: -13.7%

Redfield & Wilton- May 7th

  • Approve: 33%
  • Disapprove: 40%
  • Net Approval: -7%

Opinium- April 16th

  • Approve: 29%
  • Disapprove: 41%
  • Net Approval: -12%

Ipsos- April 4th

  • Approve: 32%
  • Disapprove: 54%
  • Net Approval: -22%

Keir Starmer Approval Rating

Average Approval Rating – June 3rd, 2023

  • Approve: 34.0%
  • Disapprove: 30.5%
  • Net Approval: +3.5%

Redfield and Wilton – May 7th

  • Approve: 38%
  • Disapprove: 28%
  • Net Approval: +10%

Opinium- April 16th

  • Approve: 30%
  • Disapprove: 33%
  • Net Approval: -3%

Preferred Prime Minister of UK Polls

Redfield & Wilton- May 7th

  • Rishi Sunak: 35%
  • Keir Starmer: 41%

Opinium- April 16th

  • Rishi Sunak: 27%
  • Keir Starmer: 28%

Google Search Trends: Sunak vs Starmer

Social Media Sentiments

  • Rishi Sunak: -50%
  • Keir Starmer: -50%

Rishi Sunak Approval Rating: Bio

  • Rishi Sunak was born in Southampton. His father migrated to Britain from East Africa in the 1960s.
  • Rishi Sunak went to Winchester College and studied Politics, Philosophy. He studied Economics at Oxford University and completed his MBA from Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University (USA).
  • Rishi Sunak was elected Conservative MP for the first time in the year 2015. He became MP from Richmond.
  • Rishi Sunak was appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Local Government in Theresa May’s second government in the 2018 cabinet reshuffle.
  • After the 2019 election, Sunak was appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury in Boris Johnson’s cabinet.
  • Johnson promoted Sunak to Chancellor of the Exchequer in the 2020 cabinet reshuffle.
  • Sunak resigned as chancellor in July 2022.
  • After Boris Johnson’s resignation, Sunak ran for the Conservative Party’s leadership election but lost to Liz Truss.
  • Sunak became the Prime Minister of England on 25 October 2022. He succeeded Liz Truss.

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