The race to succeed Theresa May as Tory leader has taken an unexpected twist, with the little fancied ‘none of the above’ edging ahead of former frontrunners Boris Johnson and David Davies in the latest opinion poll.
No, this is not the Onion. The hilarious verdict of Tory members was revealed this morning by Conservative Home.
Theresa May might be clinging to her position for dear life, but the same website reported yesterday that her satisfaction rating among the Tory faithful has fallen from +89 before the election to -26.
A whopping 71% of Tory activists who took part in the survey said she has to go or before the next election.
With her position clearly untenable, the website turned to the race to succeed her as Tory leader – and this is where it gets really funny.
David Davis (24%) and Boris Johnson (18%) were by far an away the most popular members of the cabinet.
But they were beaten into second and third place respectively by ‘other’, which topped the poll with 30%.
The Tories can’t even win a majority in an election against each other…