In an exclusive poll for The Independent, most of the British public would choose neither Boris Johnson nor Jeremy Hunt to be the next prime minister if given the chance.
Conservative members are widely expected to elect Johnson as their next leader in the upcoming ballot.
But despite Johnson’s popularity among Tory faithful, the poll for The Independent of the general public revealed that 37 per cent would opt for “neither of them”, while 13 per cent did not know.
Voters narrowly preferred Johnson (28 per cent) to his rival, Hunt, (22 per cent) but half of the 1,532 people polled by BMG Research did not choose either.
Johnson was the favoured choice of Conservative supporters – who have a vote in the contest to replace Theresa May – on 46 per cent to Mr Hunt’s 33 per cent.
Via The Independent