The popularity of the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been on the decline for several months. And, the bookmakers expect the Boris Johnson approval rating odds to continue declining in December 2020.
For sure 2020 is a year to forget for the UK prime minister Boris Johnson. He has been battling on multiple fronts. But still, there is more to come in 2021. According to online sportsbook news sites in the United Kingdom, three main issues will define PM Johnson’s future. They are the Brexit negotiations with the EU, the Scottish likely independence referendum, and the popularity of the PM’s cabinet.
Many perceive Mr. Johnson as a serial political survivor, but the decline of his popularity is alarming. As per 22BET Sportsbook, the Boris Johnson approval rating odds for December value at 1.83 to be 36 percent or less. The odds will be available until 18 December, if you wish to make a prediction check out first the review about 22BET Sportsbook.
Only 34% of Brits thought the PM did well in November
According to the YouGov poll, the approval rating of PM Johnson has been on a steady decline since April 2020. His approval rating stood at 66 percent in April, while in November it went down to 34 percent. It is almost the lowest approval rating since July 2019.
Negative thoughts on PM Johnson have been also steadily increasing since April 2020. They reached the highest point of 58 percent of YouGov respondents thinking the PM did very badly in November. Does that mean PM Johnson will spend Christmas worried about his future? As Boris Johnson approval rating odds show, that is very likely.
The challengers are picking up pace
Several cabinet members seem to be rising up at a time when their boss is struggling. One of the top rising stars is the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak. He was backed by a quarter of Express.co.uk readers recently to become the next Conservative Party leader. Mr. Sunak has been part of the Cabinet for just under a year. However, he outperformed PM Johnson at YouGov lately to become the most popular figure in the Conservative party.
There is also the International trade secretary Liz Truss, who is currently topping the approval rating of the cabinet. It is most likely because of his progress in negotiations with Canada and Japan. Not to mention, the Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove, who is also among strong contenders for the highest office in the country.
Brexit is hurting Boris Johnson approval rating odds
According to the LSE blog, one of the main reasons that led Boris Johnson to become a Prime Minister is Brexit. It is arguably Johnson’s crowning achievement and the PM has been the face of the Leave campaign. However, ironically Brexit seems to be one of the reasons to massively hurt his approval rating.
Once Brexit is delivered the need for Johnson will be vastly reduced. However, the current problem is that after nine months of negotiations between the UK and the EU, no deal is still looming over. Should PM Johnson fail to deliver a satisfying result anytime soon, his approval rating will likely remain on the decline.
Many think Johnson is ill-suited to lead the union
What looks very likely to happen in 2021, is that the SNP will win an overall majority in the Scottish Parliament election. The SNP’s campaign will largely focus on delivering the second independence referendum. This means the union is already in a fight for its life. However, many think Johnson is ill-suited to lead that fight. He is highly unpopular north of the border which will keep increasing in the coming weeks.