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: Majority of U.K. Conservatives want Prime Minister Liz Truss to resign, poll shows


The majority of Conservative party members believe U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss should resign, and many want Boris Johnson to take back the reins, according to a new survey.

A YouGov poll of 530 Conservative members found 55% in the political party want the prime minister to resign, while 38% say she should stay in the post.

The polling organisation said the figures are similar to when former Prime Minister Boris Johnson left office; 59% of Tory members wanted him to leave and only 36% said he should stay.

The large portion of members who voted for Truss to become prime minister during the leadership race in early September still want her to stay, by a 57% to 39% margin.

Meanwhile, Johnson has topped the list of politicians that Conservative members want to take over. One in three (32%) say Johnson should succeed Truss, followed by 23% for former chancellor and leadership rival Rishi Sunak and 10% for the defence secretary, Ben Wallace.

Truss received much criticism after her widely condemned mini-budget, the consequent market fallout and the revolving door of finance ministers.

Confidence in Truss’s leadership has faded so much that she has been branded a “ghost” PM for refusing to face her opposition and even a wet lettuce, according to U.K. tabloids.

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