Unpopular Rishi Sunak in ‘doom loop’ as UK PM’s victory in doubt


New Delhi: Britain conservative leader, rishi sunak, has not fulfilled important promises and his popularity in opinion polls has fallen. He also caused trouble with a popular Adidas shoe. This makes it likely that he will lose the upcoming General election,
Even after two tax cuts and a slightly better economy, Rishi Sunak's political fortunes have not changed. boris johnsonThe uncertainty about the Brexit stance of the former Prime Minister, and Nigel Farage, is making things worse for him.
According to political scientist Rob Ford, Rishi Sunak appears helpless in the face of an unstoppable shift in political momentum away from the ruling Tories.
“When the herd moves, it moves. There's not much you can do,” he told AFP.
Sunak, 43, has not yet revealed the date of the election. Hopefully he'll schedule it for October or November, but legally, he can push it to January at the most.
Polls overwhelmingly indicate that Britons want an end to 14 years of Tory rule, and nothing Sunak has done since taking over the role of prime minister 18 months ago is changing their opinions. Is.
A recent YouGov poll showed that the Conservatives will gain only 155 seats in the UK Parliament, significantly less than the 365 seats they won under Johnson in the last election in December 2019.
The same poll found that Keir Starmer's opposition Labor Party would gain 403 seats, resulting in an impressive majority of 154 seats.
Kieran Pedley, director of politics at polling firm Ipsos, commented, “At the moment, it is very challenging to imagine how the Conservatives can remain in government after the next election, simply because of the magnitude of the change they would need.”
Sunak took over from Liz Truss in October 2022 after Tory MPs ousted Liz Truss after an uneventful 49 days in office. Truss's mini-budget caused turmoil in the financial markets, causing the pound to fall and mortgage payments to rise. Truss replaced Johnson, who was ousted from office by his colleagues amid scandals, including allegations of illegal parties in Downing Street during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The chaos of the last two administrations has certainly hindered Sunak, but political analysts argue that he has also worsened his position by failing to deliver on promises and failing to strike a chord with voters.
Sunak has not stopped the influx of migrants arriving from France on small boats, despite promising to do so. NHS waiting lists have increased since he took office. Economic growth remains sluggish, although inflation has fallen by more than half.
Rishi Sunak's efforts to push for leadership and policy changes have not gained momentum, with some initiatives such as relaxing carbon net zero targets to appease drivers and addressing extremism failing. Analysts believe Sunak is struggling to find game-changing solutions as public sentiment towards the Conservative Party hits rock bottom.
A recent Ipsos poll showed that 58% of voters have an unfavorable view of the Conservatives, marking a significant decline in popularity. Sunak's personal favorability rating also took a hit, leaving him with a net score of minus 38, the lowest of all the politicians surveyed.
Critics often point to Sunak's isolation from the average citizen, labeling him “weird and stupid” and being quick to appear defensive when challenged. In an effort to strengthen the party's position, Sunak has been actively engaging with voters across the country amid speculation of a possible leadership challenge after the upcoming local elections on May 2.
However, Sunak continued to face setbacks, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson publicly criticizing his proposal for a comprehensive smoking ban and rumors spreading about the Prime Minister's involvement in an AI fund following his election defeat, which Sunak's spokesperson denied. Rejected immediately.
Sunak publicly apologized to the Samba community after facing criticism for sporting Adidas trainers, which led to mockery questioning his fashion choices. As political commentator Ford highlighted, negative media coverage and public sentiment can create a harmful cycle for unpopular politicians.
Despite the challenges, observers expect a potential change in voting trends closer to election day, with some moderate Conservatives likely to rally behind the party to prevent a significant Labor victory and maintain a strong opposition force.
With the focus now on minimizing the damage and regaining public trust, Sunak faces a turning point in his leadership as he faces increasing scrutiny and skepticism from both within and outside the party. Are.
(with inputs from agencies)

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