In the race for the successor of Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Britain, Indian-origin Rishi Sunak is by far the strongest contender. But now the results of a survey are showing that Rishi Sunak’s dream may be turned upside down. In fact, in this new survey, Foreign Minister Liz Truss has taken a lead of 28 votes over Rishi Sunak in the race to become the next Prime Minister of Britain.
This information has been received from the latest survey of data analysis company ‘YouGov’. Members of the Conservative Party voted to send both Sunak and Truss to the final stages of the party’s leadership competition in the race for the post of PM.
According to the YouGov survey, one of them is to be chosen by party members as the next prime minister in a vote that runs from August 4 to early September. In this, the path of Sunak, who was the Finance Minister in the Johnson government, is not easy. Survey figures earlier this week show that Liz Truss is projecting a 19-point lead over Rishi Sunak.
According to a Wednesday-Thursday poll of 730 Conservative Party members, 62 percent said they would vote for Truss and 38 percent chose Sunak. These do not include those who said they would not vote or did not know. Truss gained 24 percentage points, up from 20 points two days ago. However, Sunak is the favorite of the parliamentary party. He has received 137 votes against Truss’s 113 among Tory (Conservative Party) MPs.
Sunak hopes from postal ballots
Foreign Minister Liz Truss already has the backing of Boris Johnson. According to a report in Sky News, early this week figures suggest that 46-year-old Truss will defeat 42-year-old former finance minister Rishi Sunak by 19 points in a one-on-one fight. To reach the PM’s chair, Sunak will now have to mobilize an estimated 1.60 lakh Conservative Party voters to cast postal ballots in his favor.