The Popularity of British Prime Ministers

  title={The Popularity of British Prime Ministers},
  author={David T. Denver and Mark A. Garnett},
  journal={The British Journal of Politics and International Relations},
  pages={57 - 73}
  • D. Denver, M. Garnett
  • Published 1 February 2012
  • Political Science
  • The British Journal of Politics and International Relations
Prime ministers have been crucial figures in British politics for nearly three centuries and the media now give them more prominence than ever. Polling data on prime ministerial popularity suggest that there has been an increasing tendency for voters to take a negative view of the incumbent prime minister. Moreover, almost every post-war premier has left office less popular than when he or she took over. This trend has not affected opposition leaders, however. Despite the fact that they… 

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