Boris Johnson ahead in Tory leadership stakes

December 11, 2014, 10:28 AM GMT+0

Theresa May is close behind

Over the next few months there may or may not be talk of who might be the next leader of this or that party. We thought we'd establish a baseline and start with the Conservatives.

Exclusively for Red Box, YouGov asked the public, for each of six candidates, whether people thought they would make "a good leader", or "not a good leader", whether they were "not sure", or whether they "didn't know enough about this person to say".

So Johnson has an early lead over May among voters generally and among Tory supporters. George Osborne and Sajid Javid are well behind in third and fourth place.

The full results:

  • Boris Johnson, 29-42-19-11
  • Theresa May, 23-37-23-17
  • George Osborne, 13-47-25-16
  • Sajid Javid, 4-25-15-56
  • Jeremy Hunt, 4-39-21-36
  • Liz Truss, 2-23-15-61

Among just Conservative voters:

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