Public don't back Boris as PM?

People like Johnson but don't think he'd be a good PM

inews.co.uk

How Boris Johnson could actually become Prime Minister (with just 62,000 votes)

Rumours of Boris Johnson's leadership ambitions have gained fresh momentum in recent days.

But the speculation - and it is just that at this stage - has displeased some Conservative MPs, with a handful threatening to resign if Mr Johnson seeks to propel his standing.

A series of events would need to take place for Mr Johnson to become Tory leader.

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yougov.co.uk

YouGov | Boris is less disliked than Theresa May, but voters don't think he is up to the job of being PM

Ever since he resigned over the Chequers agreement, there has been non-stop speculation that Boris Johnson is set to launch a leadership bid. But although his weekly Telegraph articles and frequent Brexit interventions have kept him at the top of the news agenda, do Britons think the prospect of Prime Minister Boris is preferable to continued rule by Theresa May?

At present, Boris is about as (un)popular as the woman whose job he wants. Theresa May holds a net favourability rating of -26 (31% have a favourable view of the PM, compared to 57% who don’t), while Boris is only marginally ahead on -22 (33% hold a positive view of him while 55% with a negative view).

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The Guardian

Boris Johnson will never be prime minister. Here's why | Steve Richards

Boris Johnson aches to be prime minister. Every move he makes and every sentence he writes is viewed through the prism of his unyielding ambition. If news of his tempestuous private life erupts, it is seen as a move to clear the decks for a leadership bid. If he writes provocatively on Brexit, his words are interpreted similarly. He so obviously yearns for the top job in British politics.

On the basis of what has happened in the past, that means he will never get it. I have been looking at political figures who were seen at some point in their careers as future prime ministers for a BBC series. Many of these prime ministers we never had were more charismatic by miles than some of those who did get the job. A few would have been outstanding, but they never got to No 10.

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