Some of Mrs May’s own ministers have hinted she is reluctant to call a General Election post-Brexit as she has no plans to stay on in her current job.
According to Mail on Sunday columnist Dan Hodges, an unnamed minister labelled her as a “transitional PM’, with another claiming she’s all but ready to ride off into the sunset the moment her parliamentary term is over.
That minister is quoted as saying: “She’ll be hailed as the person who saved the nation from its worst crisis since the war, then go off and enjoy her retirement with husband Philip.”
The Prime Minister is allegedly under a lot of stress
Checking if this theory is general consensus across the board, Mr Hodges claims he ran it past others, with one saying: “She’ll fight an Election, then be gone in 18 months.”
Mrs May is arguably one of the most popular Prime Ministers in British history, with her approval rating a solid 54-points ahead of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, and has won by-elections that were once solidly out of Tory reach.
Latest opinion polls show the Tories have, since Mrs May took over the top job, powered into a commanding lead over Labour.
Theresa May is one of the most popular Prime Ministers in British history
Research also found that more than three times as many voters prefer Theresa May in the Prime Minister’s post compared to Jeremy Corbyn.
The Prime Minister was also the only person in a list of British and overseas politicians to secure a performance rating of over 50 – on a scale where zero denoted “terrible” and 100 “excellent”.
She even ranked ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel who voters gave 46.1 rating to.
Mr Corbyn had a success score of 29.3 per cent, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron 28.6, US President Donald Trump 23.5 and Ukip leader Paul Nuttall 19.6.
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