The crowds booing Boris Johnson have finally punctured the media myth of his popularity
Footage of crowds of flag-waving royalists jeering the Prime Minister will confirm to wavering Conservative MPs that it is now time for a change.
The footage of Boris Johnson getting repeatedly booed by crowds of flag-waving royalists on Friday has finally punctured the myth of Boris Johnson’s supposed popular touch.
For years Johnson’s supporters in the press have claimed that the Prime Minister somehow has a special connection with voters.
However, the truth is that, with the exception of a brief period when he was in hospital with Covid, the public has always had a negative view of Johnson.
That negative perception has increased significantly since Partygate began, with current polls showing that the Prime Minister is unpopular with almost every segment of the population, from young to old, rich to poor, Leave to Remain.
Even among people who still plan to vote for the Conservatives, only a narrow majority still believe he is doing well.
Yet despite this overwhelming evidence, the myth of Johnson’s popularity has persisted. So why is this?