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Liz Truss maintains a big lead in leadership contest – Poll

Truss has consistently topped polls of Conservative Party members.

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss take part in the BBC Leadership debate at Victoria Hall on July 25, 2022 in Hanley, England. Former Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Current Foreign Secretary Liz Truss go head-to-head in the BBC Conservative Leadership debate in their bid to win the contest and become the UK’s next Prime Minister. (Photo by Jacob King – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

By: Melvin Samuel

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss remains far ahead of leadership rival Rishi Sunak in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, a YouGov poll for Sky News showed on Thursday.

The governing Conservative Party is voting by postal ballot to choose a new party leader after Boris Johnson said he would step down following a series of scandals. The winner will be announced on Sept. 5.

Truss, who has consistently topped polls of Conservative Party members, has a 32 percentage point lead over Sunak among those who have decided to vote, the survey showed. Truss was on 66%, with Sunak on 34%.

The poll said only 13% have either not decided how they will vote, or will not vote at all.

(Reuters)

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