Voters preferred Keir Starmer’s conference speech to Boris Johnson’s address, poll suggests – UK politics live | Politics


Good morning. Boris Johnson’s conference address got a very warm reception at the Conservative party conference yesterday, but speeches don’t always age well and since then the doubts about it have been firming up. Even some of the rightwing papers have been expressing reservations.

And last night Opinium released polling suggesting that Sir Keir Starmer’s conference speech made a better impression. Here are the key charts.



The results from our snap poll on Johnson’s speech.

The verdict – positive, although not as positive as Starmer’s.

% who think he came across as:
Strong – 53%
Competent – 49%
Cares about ordinary people – 46%
In touch with people’s concerns – 44%
Interesting – 40%

October 6, 2021


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