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Day: June 23, 2019

Johnson poll leads vanish after row
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Johnson poll leads vanish after row

    Boris Johnson’s poll ratings have suffered a major slump following the loud altercation with his girlfriend, as voters say his private life does matter in the race for No 10. The favourite’s lead among Conservative voters has more than halved since the incident on Thursday night and rival Jeremy Hunt has snatched the lead among the wider public. More than half of voters said Mr Johnson's private life was relevant to his ability to be prime minister and three-quarters said a candidate's character was relevant to the contest. It is unusual to see a politician's private life having this level of salience among voters, said Damian Lyons Lowe, chief executive of pollsters Survation. Mr Johnson has refused to give an explanation for the banging and screaming heard at th...