72% of readers think Dominic Cummings should have been dismissed by the Prime Minister - read the full results of our poll

Wednesday, 27th May 2020, 11:38 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th May 2020, 4:30 pm
72% of respondents to our poll believe that the PM should have sacked Dominic Cummings (Getty Images)

On Tuesday we asked readers from across the JPIMedia group whether they believed Dominic Cummings should have been relieved of his duties by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Over 4,000 responded to our poll and 72% of readers voted in favour of dismissing the key aide.

Just over a quarter of respondents believed that the Prime Minister was right to stand by the political strategist who has distracted from the government's public health messaging.

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Breakdown of poll

Number of votes: 4,416

Number of respondents who thought that Prime Minister should have dismissed Dominic Cummings: 3,177

Number of respondents who thought that Prime Minister was correct to stand by Dominic Cummings: 1,239


Public feel that Prime Minister got it wrong

Since Dominic Cummings' press conference on Monday a string of polls have indicated that the public believe the Prime Minister was wrong to stand by Mr Cummings.

A poll conducted by JL Partners for the Daily Mail found that a majority of Conservative voters felt the Prime Minister should have dismissed Mr Cummings.

Sixty-three percent of respondents to the Daily Mail poll felt that Mr Johnson should have dismissed his right hand man, including 53% of Conservative supporters.

Eighty percent of respondents also said that they believed that Mr Cummings had broken the rules.

Mr Johnson's approval rating, meanwhile, plummeted to -1% - a drop of 20 points.

A YouGov survey for The Times showed the Conservative lead over Labour had been cut by nine points during the Cummings saga - the biggest drop since 2010 - as support for the Government fell four points to 44% with Labour rising five points to 38%.