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Half of Britons Would Prefer Boris Johnson as PM Rather Than David Cameron

A flash poll conducted by a money saving website in the UK has found that the majority of Brits, 48%, would prefer Boris Johnson to be prime minister rather than David Cameron.

His 'great character' at 62% was the most appealing trait, with 44% also believing him to be 'more trustworthy'.

In light of the recent well-documented interview by the BBC's Eddie Mair, has conducted a flash poll looking at public opinion of politician Boris Johnson.

The study asked 1,004 UK adults of voting age the following question: 'Would you prefer Boris Johnson to be Prime Minister, rather than David Cameron?' with the following responses:

Yes - 48%
No - 26%
Unsure - 16%
Indifferent - 10%

The study asked those that answered ‘yes’ why they felt this way, allowing respondents to select multiple answers. The most common answer was that he was a 'great character' at 62%, whilst 44% felt that Boris was 'more trustworthy'. Just over a fifth, 22%, thought that Cameron was 'too smooth', whilst 33% admitted that they were still impressed with his 'handling of the Olympics'.

Those that responded ‘no’ were also asked why this was the case. 47% said that they felt that in fact Boris was 'untrustworthy', whilst 23% felt that he had a 'dark past'. Furthermore, just over a tenth, 12%, confessed to feeling this way due to his recent interview with Eddie Mair.

The poll asked all of those who'd responded: 'Has his recent portrayal in the media negatively influenced your opinion of Boris Johnson?' which revealed the following responses:

Yes - 31%
No - 47%
Unsure - 22%

George Charles of made the following comment:

"Boris Johnson is undeniably a great character. His bumbling charm clearly appeals to many. But is that enough to give him a shot at being Prime Minister? Judging by our poll it might just seem to be the case."

He continued:

"With his recent grilling by Eddie Mair highlighting a past that some would regard as less than savoury, it would generally be safe to assume that this would have a negative impact on his popularity. Yet this doesn't necessarily seem to have been the case. Should Cameron be worried? With Boris not currently holding a seat at Westminster I doubt he'd admit it, but it might just have crossed his mind."