Overnight we have the latest Opinium poll for the Observer that includes regular passing scores. The graph takes the latest numbers by region and shows changes since the company’s May 13 survey, when the PM’s “vaccine rebound” was at its peak.
Thus, in the May survey, Johnson obtained a positive net score in the Midlands of more than 29%. That is now down to minus 7, making a change over the two months of minus 36%.
The figures speak for themselves, as the North has the second largest change followed by Scotland and the South.
Given how important the Midlands and North were in BoJo to securing their vast majority in GE2019, this is likely to cause some headaches at No. 10.
Of course, this latest poll comes at a very difficult time for the prime minister. Not only was there the “we don’t need to quarantine” move that had to be changed at the beginning of the week, but there was also the big Dom Cummings interview on the BBC.