Savanta / ComRes conducted a quick poll today on the history that has been dominating UK politics: the apparent effort, since it was abandoned, to circumvent the rules of isolation.
The poll of English adults had 60% saying that the Prime Minister and Chancellor’s plan not to self-isolate after being a close contact of a positive coronavirus case was unfair. Only 33% say the original plan for the prime minister and chancellor to be part of a pilot scheme that involved daily testing rather than self-isolation was fair.
The government’s subsequent U-turn, meaning that the Prime Minister and Chancellor will now self-isolate, is the correct decision according to 78%, while 15% say that the U-turn is the wrong decision.
The poll also finds that 63% say this will be detrimental to the government, including more than half of the 53% of those who voted for the Conservatives in the last election.
What we don’t know is the long-term impact as with Dom Cummings Barnard’s castle trip, which is still being referenced.