Ipsos MORI’s latest Political Monitor shows the Conservatives retain a clear lead over the Labour party amid positive sentiment towards their handling of the pandemic, the economy and unemployment levels.
Looking ahead, however, the public is more critical towards the government’s delivery of improved public services, crime, and levelling up.
When asked to consider Boris Johnson’s government’s performance since it was elected in December 2019, the public are strongly agreed (87%) in saying it has done a good job in ensuring the public are vaccinated as soon possible (even 79% of Labour supporters agree).
Nearing half are also positive about its managing of the economy (49%) and keeping unemployment down (48%) and increasingly so since last December (when results were 44%, 41% respectively).
However, sizeable proportions still think they are performing badly on each (40% economy, 36% unemployment, and rising to 53% and 47% respectively among 18-34 year olds).