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Boris Johnson has opened up a 10-point lead over Sir Keir Starmer on who would make the best prime minister, according to new polling from YouGov. Starmer was ahead on this measure for most of the second half of 2020, but Johnson has been recovering as the vaccine programme has been rolled out – although his lead is nowhere near as large as it was in the early days of the pandemic.
The poll also suggests the Conservatives now have a 10-point lead over Labour on voting intention.
Boris Johnson now leads Keir Starmer by 10 points on who the public think would make the best Prime Minister (25-26 Mar)