More than one in five Brits thinks Rishi Sunak will be gone BEFORE the next ... trends now
More than one in five Britons think Rishi Sunak will quit as Tory leader before the next general election in the wake of his local elections drubbing, a new poll has revealed.
A Savanta survey revealed 22 per cent believe the Prime Minister will stand down before voters next head to the ballot box to choose a new government.
Even 15 per cent of those who backed the Conservatives at the 2019 general election think the PM would be gone by the time of the next Westminster contest.
One in four Labour (25 per cent) and Liberal Democrat (27 per cent) supporters were shown to believe Mr Sunak will likely not be PM at the next general election.
Political opponents claimed the survey showed Mr Sunak's days in No10 'are numbered' and he is at risk of being toppled by his Tory backbenchers.
A Savanta survey revealed 22 per cent believe the Prime Minister will stand down before voters next head to the ballot box to choose a new government
Even 15% of those who backed the Tories in 2019 think the PM (pictured at yesterday's Southampton v Fulham match) would be gone by the time of the next general election
Former home secretary Priti Patel has accused Mr Sunak of overseeing the 'managed decline' of the Conservative Party
The poll was conducted in the days immediately after council elections across England, which saw the Tories shed more than 1,000 seats.
The dire result has piled pressure on Mr Sunak and seen the PM subject to a barrage of criticism this weekend.