Nicola Sturgeon voted 'most impressive politician' during Covid-19 crisis by Press Gazette readers

Nicola Sturgeon tops reader poll

Nicola Sturgeon has topped a Press Gazette reader poll asking which high-profile politician had been the most impressive during the Covid-19 crisis.

Just under 2,700 people responded to the poll, which ran in articles on Press Gazette’s website from 13-18 May 2020.

The Scottish First Minister and leader of the SNP took 29% of the vote, equal to 776 votes.

She was followed by Chancellor Rishi Sunak (24% – 636) and newly elected Labour leader Keir Starmer (23% – 606).

Just 14 per cent of respondents ( 384) voted for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, while 3% (86) said Health Secretary Matt Hancock. Foreign minister Dominic Raab took just under 3%  with 67 votes.

Some 5% of readers selected “other”.



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21 thoughts on “Nicola Sturgeon voted 'most impressive politician' during Covid-19 crisis by Press Gazette readers”

  1. My goodness Jack, how utterly patronising. “90% of the Scottish readers have little knowledge of how their country is governed” really? what a groundless sweeping statement and the Scottish voters “may be media savvy”- yes we in Scotland are well versed in the Tory propaganda machine that is the British press and the BBC and are you suggesting that the voters in other parts of the UK are not? We judge our elected Scottish Govt on the way they govern and on their policies and results of which unfortunately many south of the border are not aware of. The figures for COVID19 speak for themselves without any poll actually having to take place.

  2. Maybe its just that we have a leader we trust,who speaks well and that puts health before money thus bringing the virus down to the lowest levels in the UK.

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