FAST FIVE: COVID-19 Reaction Boosts Key British Politicians' Popularity

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As Statista's Martin Armstrong points out, when comparing the favorability of politicians key to the pandemic response, a clear positive trend can be observed.

You will find more infographics at Statista At the beginning of March, the prime minister for example had a negative net favourability rating of minus seven.

Fast forward to the beginning of this week – and the introduction of a far-reaching lockdown – and this has jumped to plus 20.

A relative political unknown upon his appointment as chancellor in February, Sunak has gone from a minus seven rating to a plus 49, thanks presumably to the financial support he has provided to individuals and businesses to counteract some of the negative economic effects of the coronavirus.

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