According to the results of a recent poll that was just made public, more than half of the individuals who took part in the survey believe that Liz Truss does not have what it takes to effectively represent Britain’s interests when meeting with top officials from other countries.
Over fifty-two percent of people have expressed little to no confidence in the ability of the prime minister to perform well on the international stage. The same percentage of people believe that this comes after the reputation of the country had already been severely damaged during the years that Boris Johnson was in office.
Pessimism about what lies ahead was also mirrored by a majority of those who feel that Brexit has hurt Britain (52 percent), with a considerable percentage believing that the process has been poorly handled (46 percent to 19 percent). Only seven percent of respondents said that the political climate in this nation over the previous few months has led to an improvement in the UK’s position in other parts of the globe.
Only six percent of the 2,096 respondents in Great Britain who were polled by Deltapoll for The National newspaper expressed “extremely confident” optimism over Ms. Truss’s potential to be a successful international leader.
Twenty-two percent of respondents rated their confidence in her as “not at all confident,” compared to the thirty percent who said they were “not very confident” about her being in Downing Street domestically or globally. But 28% of respondents said that they were “quietly confident” in her ability to govern in the future.
The poll was conducted during the first week that the new prime minister was in office. According to the pollsters, the results of the survey reflect the sentiment at the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the nation, which followed the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of King Charles III.
The survey was conducted between September 9 and September 12, just before last Friday’s mini-Budget, which was followed by a further drop in support for the Conservative Party.
In addition, the survey found that 71% of respondents want the government to prioritize reducing energy prices above climate concerns at the current time, and that 78% of respondents supported joint European action to address the energy crisis. Both of these results are noteworthy.
A majority of respondents, 54%, said that the United Nations ought to work toward putting a stop to the conflict in Ukraine, which is the primary cause of the energy crisis.
Seventy-six percent of respondents voiced their support for the introduction of sanctions on Russia, while fifty-six percent of respondents said that the United Kingdom had done enough to assist Ukraine in the war.
And forty percent felt it was the correct choice for the United Kingdom to join the United States in leaving from Afghanistan last year, while thirty-seven percent said it was the wrong decision to do so.
The same number of people expressed support for a further foreign intervention in that region if one were to become required.