Diagnoses, Opinion and Flags
What happened to public opinion after the Prime Minister’s test result?
In a popular post on Twitter, The Observer writer Carole Cadwalladr claimed:
the net effect of our prime minister catching COVID-19 was that it prompted a surge of patriotic support.
Opinion polling does not substantiate this belief. The balance of favourable views appeared to fall after the Prime Minister’s test result. In some polls, the PM’s hospital stay may have induced a temporary rise in his personal…