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UK Tory Members Favor Penny Mordaunt in Leadership Race, Poll Shows

Penny Mordaunt

Penny Mordaunt

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

UK Trade Minister Penny Mordaunt is the favorite for the Conservative leadership among party members, according to a snap YouGov poll

Mordaunt achieved 27% in the poll, while former chancellor Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss got 13% each. The poll was put into field after Tuesday’s announcement of the final candidates in the race. Kemi Badenoch placed second, with 15%.