Having taken over a minority administration in July and unable to speed his EU divorce deal through parliament, Johnson is seeking a majority at the December 12 snap general election. He sees Britain’s third general election in four and a half years as the only way to break the logjam on Brexit, which 52 percent of voters plumped for in the seismic 2016 referendum.
Having got the Brexit date delayed three months from October 31 to January 31, opposition parties backed his call for an early general election.
The Britain Elects poll aggregator puts the Conservatives on 42 percent, ahead of the Labour main opposition on 29 percent, the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats on 15 percent, the Brexit Party on six percent and the Greens on three percent. The Conservatives have seen their popularity surge since Johnson took over from Theresa May four months ago.