At a time where it’s beginning to get difficult to keep track of the mounting reasons for it, public approval of the UK government is continuing the slide it started slipping down in May.


First published in August 2020.


The initial wave of positivity at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis has been eroded by the persistent mishandling of the situation, punctuated heavily by the Dominic Cummings lockdown infringement, and now exascerbated by the more recent A-Level results debacle.

As the latest YouGov poll shows, the share of people saying they disapprove of the government’s overall record to date has risen to 49%, while approval is at just 29% – a stark change from the 52% approval rate in late March.

Government approval rates in the United Kingdom. / Statista





[This piece was first published in Statista & written by Martin Armstrong, Data Journalist at Statista.]

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