The Conservative Party is ‘Institutionally Corrupt’ Say Voters
New poll, conducted in the wake of revelations about Nadhim Zahawi and Boris Johnson, suggests that trust in the Government is reaching new lows
EXCLUSIVE: POLL FINDS VOTERS BELIEVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY IS ‘INSTITUTIONALLY CORRUPT’
POLL ALSO FINDS TORY VOTERS TURNING AWAY FROM BREXIT
QUESTIONS RAISED ABOUT UK GOVERNMENT’S CONNECTIONS TO RUSSIAN OLIGARCHS
A large majority of British voters believe the Conservative party is “institutionally corrupt” with senior members of the government more interested in “personal gain” than helping the country, according to an exclusive new poll, commissioned by the Byline Supplement.
The poll, which was conducted by pollsters Omnisis, follows revelations about the personal tax affairs of the Conservative party Chairman Nadhim Zahawi.
It also follows news of an undeclared £800,000 loan taken out by the former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, with the help of the current chair of the BBC.
According to the poll, 65% of voters now agree with the statement that Rishi Sunak’s party is ‘institutionally corrupt’, with just 18% disagreeing. This compares to just 31% who say the same of the Labour Party.
The poll also suggests that voters now have little faith in the motivations of those leading the UK Government.
Omnisis found that 72% also agreed with the statement that senior members of the Conservative party are “more interested in personal gain than serving the public” with just 16% disagreeing.
Rishi Sunak entered Downing Street promising to lead a Government based on “integrity, professionalism and accountability at every level”.
However, our poll suggests that voters have little faith in his ability to deliver.
Omnisis found that just 22% of all voters and just 55% of Conservative voters agree that the Prime Minister is meeting his pledge to restore accountability and integrity to Government.
The findings come as Rishi Sunak’s own ratings continue to slide among voters.
Today’s poll found that just 27% of voters approve of the way Sunak is handling the job of Prime Minister, compared to 47% who disapprove.
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The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt today gave a speech declaring that Brexit is “energising” growth in the UK and criticised those suggesting that leaving the EU was hurting the country.
However, today’s poll suggests that voters increasingly do not share Hunt’s optimism.
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