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Johnson more popular for UK top job: poll
Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:1AM
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Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, would be a far more popular Tory leader than the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, a recent national polling in Britain reveals.

According to the new poll by YouGov, which is a portal for news and opinions on British politics, the opposition Labour party would be ahead of Conservatives by eleven points with Cameron in charge.

However, the gap would shrink under Johnson’s leadership that would give Tories a 6-point bounce.

A political blog said the research shows Johnson would gain larger overall vote than Cameron in London, the South and the Midlands.

It seems that Johnson’s performance in Olympics and his strong opposition to a third runway at Heathrow Airport could raise his public profile.

The survey showed that the Mayor of London is much more popular than Cameron, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and Labour leader Ed Miliband in terms of charisma, being in touch with people’s concerns, and being decisive in tackling crises, The Independent reported on Wednesday.

Johnson has denied his return as a Member of the Parliament in the upcoming general election.

He has insisted on serving as London’s Mayor until 2016.

However, his supporters look forward to his candidacy in the 2015 election.

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