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.