UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has gained as many as a 24-point lead over former chancellor Rishi Sunak in the race for becoming the next Prime Minister, according to the latest YouGov survey.
On Thursday, Conservative Party members voted to send both Sunak and Truss through to the final stage of the party’s leadership contest in the race to replace Boris Johnson.
The final two candidates, fighting for the UK Prime Minister post, have gone head-to-head in a television debate in the previous round, clashing over the state of the economy, including each other’s tax and spending plans.
One of them will now be selected for the Prime Minister’s post by the party membership in a ballot running from August 4 until early September, according to the YouGov survey.
Earlier, the figure from the YouGov survey suggested that Truss would beat Sunak in a hypothetical head-to-head by 19 points.
Source: Free Press Journal