Liz Truss favourite to become PM if Boris Johnson is ousted, poll finds

LIZ Truss is the favourite to take over from PM Boris Johnson if he is ousted from the top job, a poll of Tory members has found.

The Foreign Secretary has stormed ahead of Chancellor Rishi Sunak in the closely-watched ConservativeHome leadership rankings.

Ms Truss scored 23 per cent in the poll — up from just 12 per cent in August — while Mr Sunak was trailing on 20 per cent, down from 31 per cent.

It comes after a tricky few months for the Chancellor, who has seen his popularity wane over raising taxes.

Ms Truss has seen her star rise — and was awarded with a promotion in September’s reshuffle — while buttering up the Tory faithful with talk about her love of low taxes.

She recently echoed Margaret Thatcher by boarding a tank to warn Russia off of invasion plans.

The Sun revealed some Tory MPs have no confidence in Boris after a string of sleaze scandals, with others giving him one last chance.

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