BORIS Johnson has received an Olympics boost to his chances of succeeding David Cameron as Conservative Party leader while the Tory grassroots seem to have fallen out of love with the omnishambled George Osborne.
The latest poll by ConservativeHome asked more than 1400 party activists who they think should fill Mr Cameron's running shoes as Tory leader when the time comes for him to vacate them.
Some 32% opted for the London Mayor, 24% for William Hague, the ex-leader and now Foreign Secretary, while 19% preferred Michael Gove, the former journalist-turned-Education Secretary. A mere 2% plumped for the Chancellor.
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