ConservativeHome is reporting the results of the question they asked in their most recent monthly survey about the Tory Mayoral candidates. Boris Johnson comes way out front with 70% of London respondents going for him. The sample is somewhat small at 351 but when you ask those Tories outside London as well (a 4 times bigger sample) you get a similar result.
We didn’t need this poll to tell us that Johnson was favourite. I am looking forward to the primary process though. Although Boris seems to be the clear favourite the other candidates have done some thinking about policy and the battle of ideas will strengthen the Tory’s case to lead London. Johnson needs to present himself as a serious candidate who is able to skewer the Mayor. The other candidates need to test him – to destruction if necessary.