MOST Brits reckon Sir Keir Starmer would not have done any better than Boris Jonson at steering the nation through Covid, a poll has found.
Around a third of Brits (35 per cent) say the economy would have been even worse hit if Labour were in power, the YouGov poll found.
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Just one in the (11 per cent) say he would have protected high streets better, and 35 per cent say he would have done around the same.
Voters also believe the Labour leader – scornfully dubbed Captain Hindsight by critics – would have struggled at rolling out the vaccine.
Just one in ten (8 per cent) say he would have been better than Bojo while one in four (23 per cent) say he would have been worse.
The beleaguered party leader rated better on stopping the spread of Covid in the first place.
Nearly a quarter (23 per cent) say he would have been better than Boris while 14 per cent said he would have been worse.
A YouGov spokesman said: “One year since lockdown, do Britons think things would have been better if Labour, led by Keir Starmer or Jeremy Corbyn, had been in charge? In summary: no. The largest number tend to think Starmer would have done no better.”
Raging Sir Keir is demanding a public inquiry into what he says is the government’s mishandling of the crisis.
But his poll ratings have recently plummeted as he has failed to cut through to voters in the pandemic.
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