Boris Johnson, the UK’s prime minister (PM), was forced to resign on July 7 after senior government members turned against him and urged him to step down following a series of scandals. Inevitably, the UK society fell into a void, and the country had to elect a PM soon to simmer down crippling energy issues, worsening by the day.

Eventually, Elizabeth Liz Truss contested against Rishi Sunak for the PM election. However, both were promising candidates with prior political backgrounds, but Truss won, making her the 3rd female prime minister of the UK and the UK’s new prime minister.

Ultimately, her victory has raised questions about her ability to uphold her promises during the rallies. Thus, Real Research launched a survey on public opinion on UK’s new prime minister. The following are the results.


  • 56.89% are well aware of the UK’s new prime minister.
  • 55.06% are aware of Liz Truss’ political background.
  • 25.57% believed that Liz Truss would win the election.

The Popularity of Liz Truss

Firstly, the survey asked if people knew about Truss’s new prime minister position. 56.89% answered that they are well aware of it, 22.88% said yes, but do not know the details, and 20.22% said no.

Figure 1: Public Awareness of Liz Truss’ prior roles

Similarly, the following survey asked if people knew Truss had served and held numerous roles and cabinet offices. The survey report shows that 55.06% answered yes, very well, 23.98% said yes, but did not know many details, and 20.96% answered no.

Who Would Be the Successor of Boris Johnson

Liz Truss contested against Rishi Sunak as Prime Minister in an ambitious rivalry. Our survey shows that 50.7% were confident that Liz Truss would win the election, 25.57% backed Rishi Sunak, and the remaining 23.73% hesitated to answer.

Figure 2: Most people voted for Liz Truss

The following survey asked the public how likely Liz Truss would carry out the promises she pledged. Superior votes were highly likely (38.1%), 19.37% said likely, 22.1% were uncertain, 10.51% said unlikely, and 10.1% were highly negative.

What Would Ms Truss Bring to the Table?

The survey asked the respondents what changes they expected from Truss as the UK’s new prime minister. Inevitably, 32.7% expected she would bring solutions to the gas and oil crisis. Likewise, 12.38% looked for solutions to lower energy costs.

Meanwhile, 16.72% mentioned reducing the cost of living, and 12.36% said cutting taxes to boost business-led growth. The rest mentioned improved health services (9.12%) and improved UK-India relations (8.02%).

Figure 3: Overall public satisfaction with the new PM

Lastly, the following survey shows the public’s satisfaction with the UK’s new prime minister. 32.93% were very satisfied with the new leader, and another 17.47% were satisfied. However, 27.7% were uncertain, and 11.15% were unsatisfied.


Survey TitleSurvey on Public Opinion on UK’s New Prime Minister
DurationSeptember 15 – September 22, 2022
Number of Participants30,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.