Curtis said: “One question we asked, which really sums up how bad this is for the government, was ‘do you think Boris Johnson is telling the truth about what’s happening?’.
“And just 12 per cent of people thought he was telling the truth.
“That’s fewer than the number of people who believe that the moon landings were fake, so there isn’t much trust in the prime minister when it comes to this issue among the British public at the moment.”
What impact have the Downing Street parties had on the polls?
My take on @BBCNews this morning. https://t.co/CQLbD5tiRs
A 2019 poll from Opinium Research found that 21 per cent of UK adults believe that Apollo 11 mission was a hoax (which broke down into 8 per cent who believed it was definitely faked, and 13 per cent who said it was probably faked).
When it comes to the Christmas party allegations, just 12 per cent believed the Covid rules were followed at the supposed shindig, whereas 65 per cent believe they were not.
Commenting on Twitter, Curtis wrote that although these statistics relate to the Christmas allegations, “I would imagine you would get a similar (or worse) result if we asked about May.”
Just one in ten believe Boris Johnson told the truth when asked about the allegations, compared to 63 per cent who believed he was fibbing.
More Conservative voters were likely to believe him (20 per cent) in comparison to Labour voters (5 per cent).
Labour voters were significantly more likely to believe the prime minister was telling porkies (85 per cent) in comparison to just under half (46 per cent) of Conservative voters.
Curtis also noted that the prime minister’s approval ratings were at a low at the end of December, before making a slight recovery in the new year.
And finally, Johnson has seen the biggest drop (since May) on views that he is:
>A strong leader
>Able to get thing… https://t.co/t3EhPaVABn