UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks set to win Dec 12 poll - by default

British PM likely to triumph in polls because his opponents are less convincing than he is

If current opinion polls in Britain are to be believed, Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks set to win the forthcoming general election.

With just two weeks of the electoral campaign remaining before the Dec 12 ballot, Mr Johnson's ruling Conservative Party has opened up a crushing double-digit lead over Labour, its chief opponent.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 26, 2019, with the headline 'Johnson looks set to win - by default'. Print Edition | Subscribe