The Boris bounce: Olympics boost BoJo's leadership hopes
Andrew GriceBoris Johnson's hopes of becoming Conservative Party leader have received another boost as new polling shows he is much more popular than David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband.
A survey by YouGov found that the Conservative Mayor of London outscores the three main party leaders on charisma; sticking to what he believes in and being strong; being in touch with ordinary people's concerns; honesty; being a natural leader; and being decisive and good in a crisis.
Although the "Boris bounce" from the Olympics and Paralympics may not be sustained, the figures will encourage the Mayor's growing band of admirers on the Tory backbenches. Few allies expect him to succeed Mr Cameron before the 2015 election but they are determined that he will return to the Commons at that election so he could stand for the Tory leadership if the party fails to win an overall majority.
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"The Boris bounce: Olympics boost BoJo's leadership hopes ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2012. Consulté le 04/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/the-boris-bounce-olympics-boost-bojo-s-leadership-hopes-