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Over 65% of UK Citizens Disapprove of Conservatives' Work in Tackling Top Issues

© AP Photo / Matt Dunhama British flag is blown by the wind near to Big Ben's clock tower in front of the UK Houses of Parliament in central London
a British flag is blown by the wind near to Big Ben's clock tower in front of the UK Houses of Parliament in central London - Sputnik International, 1920, 03.08.2023
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Two-thirds of UK citizens (66%) have disapproved of the Conservative Party's work in managing the country's topical issues, while only 14% of respondents have supported the party's policies, a YouGov weekly tracker showed on Wednesday.
The survey showed that fewer than half (44%) of the Conservative Party's 2019 voters considered them to be "the best party" to fix the UK economy, while one in 11 (9%) said the Labour Party was the most suitable for tackling the economic issues.
The majority of UK citizens said the government was "doing a bad job on most issues" when asked about specific problems. The way the authorities have been handling the environmental issues received its lowest rating (-37) since the beginning of tracking in mid-2019.
On all the other issues listed, including terrorism, defense, unemployment rate, education, the UK's exit from the European Union, welfare benefits and taxation, the government scored lower than -70, the poll showed. The Conservative party's tackling of immigration issues was estimated at -86.
FILE - People queue at the entrance of a polling station in London, on May 6, 2021. Britain’s electoral watchdog said Friday, June 23, 2023 that about 14,000 people were prevented from voting in last month’s local elections because of a new law requiring voters to show photo identification.The Electoral Commission said 0.25% of people who went to polling stations were unable to cast ballots because they didn’t have the right ID, and “significantly more” than that likely did not show up at all. - Sputnik International, 1920, 21.07.2023
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Meanwhile, 28% of those sampled who considered the country's economy one of the topical issues said that the Labour Party would be "the best party for the challenge" and 21% expressed belief that it would be the Conservatives, YouGov said.
The poll was conducted from July 24-31 among 1,751 UK citizens. The margin of error is not specified.
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