New poll names ex-Tory leader as greatest prime minister
A new poll by ComRes for the Independent on Sunday and the Daily Mirror shows that Margaret Thatcher the most respected leader of the past five decades
A new poll by ComRes for the Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror newspapers has revealed that the former Tory leader, Margaret Thatcher, is still the nation’s best leader since 1964, according to the public.
The poll gives the former prime minister, now Lady Thatcher, a whopping 23 point leader over the current Tory leader David Cameron, and a 13 point lead over the second top choice, Harold Wilson.
The poll asked members of the British public: “In your opinion, is David Cameron a better or worse Prime Minister than —?” and named each of the prime ministers since Harold Wilson.
Embarrassingly, though not unpredictably, the last Labour leader, Gordon Brown, scored -17 points, coming last behind John Major and James Callaghan. The full list after polling breaks down as follows:
1 Margaret Thatcher +23
2 Harold Wilson +10
3 Tony Blair +4
4 Edward Heath +1
=5 David Cameron 0
=5 James Callaghan 0
7 John Major -4
8 Gordon Brown -17
Don’t think I need say anymore do I?