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EXCLU: Boris Johnson supporters want no-deal #Brexit, less talk of climate change – new survey of party members reveals.


Thread based on analysis by @ProfTimBale and Prof Paul Webb ⬇️ Views of Tory Party members by first choice of leader
While only around a quarter of the wider British public support leaving the EU without a #Brexit deal, 85% of Johnson’s supporters within the party are keen on a no-deal departure.

66% of Conservative members said the UK should leave without a deal.

On #climatechange? There are striking attitudinal differences between those who support Johnson and those who support the others.

1 in 5 Tory rank-and-file members would like to see less emphasis.

Rises to 1 in 4 among Johnson supporters.

A rightwing base. Well over half of Johnson’s supporters said they belonged on the right wing of their party.

Johnson backers who supported cutting tax and spending were twice as enthusiastic about them as those backing Gove and Hunt.

Why the difference? It could be explained by looking at when the members said they’d joined the party.

"We can only guess as to how many of Johnson’s supporters were former UKIP sympathisers switching to the Tories; but it certainly seems possible."

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