On the PRmoment Podcast this week with me Ben Smith we’re talking to Chris Curtis, head of political polling at Opinium in the first of a regular slot where we discuss the latest polling trends in UK politics.
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Below is a summary of what we talk about, please note this podcast was recorded before Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid quit Boris Johnson's government.
1.30 mins Why does Chris still think Boris will go this year?
3 mins “The Prime Minister has fallen to the level of approval rating that prime ministers don’t usually come back from and things are going to get a lot worse”
4 mins Chris on why The Tories are only 3 points behind in Opinium’s latest poll from 22nd June
5 mins Chris identifies the WAND (working age, no degree) voters who “will decide the next election.”
6.30 mins 58% of WAND’s voted to leave the EU.
8 mins Why the high rate of inflation and cost of living crisis has changed the communications response required from the government to the strikes.
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