Theresa May has broken the record for the least popular Conservative cabinet minister to date, as ranked by Tory party members, over her decision to postpone Brexit.
The Prime Minister’s net satisfaction rating plummeted to -73.5 this month from -51.2 in March, according to a poll by Conservative Home.
May dropped three places to the bottom of the table after being voted more unpopular than transport secretary Chris Grayling, who has faced criticism following a string of bungled decisions, including awarding a no-deal Brexit ferry contract to a company without any boats and botching last year’s rail timetable change.
Chancellor Phillip Hammond, Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley and Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis completed the bottom five.
Andrea Leadsom, the leader of the House of Commons, remained top of list for Conservative members, however her rating fell from 52 points in March to 40.6 this month.
Geoffrey Cox slipped from third place, on 37.9 points, to sixth with 21.3 points after the attorney general failed to hold the government to its no-deal promise, Conservative Home said.
Meanwhile, chief secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss rose to second place after maintaining her score at 38 points.