Liz Truss has been the Prime Minister for just one month and she has proved to be more unpopular than Jeremy Corbyn or Boris Johnson ever was, a YouGov poll suggests.
During her conference speech in Birmingham on Wednesday the Tory leader was heckled as protestors held up a banner which read “who voted for this?” and were then led away.
Truss has endured a bruising conference and told delegated that she promises to steer the UK through the “tempest” and she is “determined to get Britain moving.”
Ahead of her speech the YouGov poll said that only 14% of the public have a favourable impression of Truss and 73% see the Prime Minister unfavourable and 55% see her as very unfavourable.
The Prime Minister has a favourability rating of minus 59, compared to Johnson who had a minus 53 and Corbyn was minus 55.
Truss told the conference in her first speech, “These are stormy days.
“Together, we have mourned the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the rock on which modern Britain was built.
“We’re now in a new era under King Charles III.
“We’re dealing with the global economic crisis caused by Covid and by (Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s appalling war in Ukraine.
“In these tough times, we need to step up.
“I’m determined to get Britain moving, to get us through the tempest and put us on a stronger footing as a nation.”