Less than a quarter think Boris Johnson and the UK Government have handled the situation in Afghanistan well

Less than a quarter think Boris Johnson and the UK Government have handled the situation in Afghanistan well

After the final flights have left Afghanistan, new polling by Ipsos MORI shows Britons are significantly more likely to say the Prime Minister, his Government and various politicians have done a bad job in handling the current situation in the country.

More than 4 in 10 say Boris Johnson (41%), the Government (44%), Dominic Raab (44%) and Priti Patel (42%) have done a bad job in the way they have handled the current situation in Afghanistan. A third (33%) say the same for Keir Starmer. However, no UK politician or institution is viewed as harshly as the President of the USA, Joe Biden. Six in 10 (59%) believe he has done a bad job.

In fact, as 23% say Boris Johnson has done a good job, he received the best net score among options listed in the survey of -18. The Government received a score of -21, similar to Starmer’s -20. Dominic Raab and Priti Patel receive net scores of -29, the lowest among Britons included in the survey. President Biden receives a net score of -47.

Published at Fri, 03 Sep 2021 09:34:30 +0000



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