More than two thirds of the British believe that Dominic Cummings broke the blocking rules by going to Durham in self-isolation. More than half believe that he should step down, found a quick poll tonight.
The YouGov survey of 3,707 adults today found that only 28 percent thought he should stay and another 20 percent on the fence.
Lockdown-holding Britons have told heartbreaking victim stories when they slammed the "hypocrisy" of the Prime Minister's assistant to the latter, who it turned out last night drove 260 miles to his parents' home despite clear restrictions that ordered people to stay at home .
In the midst of calling for Downing Street to fire the 48-year-old strategist, ministers today defended Mr. Cummings and denied that he violated the rules by bringing his wife and son to relatives in March.
A spokesman for No. 10 insisted that the trip was "essential" to ensure that his young child could be properly looked after.
However, his actions have caused rage among members of the public who have reported on social media to report the emotional moments they missed when they followed government guidelines.
The Prime Minister's assistant, pictured today, caused a stir when it turned out that he had traveled all the way from London to Durham, although people were clearly restricted from staying at home
The YouGov poll tonight also showed that conservative voters were divided over whether he should keep his position. 41 percent of respondents said he should quit, while 43 percent would like him to remain as Boris Johnson's senior advisor.
Chris Curtis, political research manager at YouGov, said: "These are clearly worrying figures for the government and Mr. Cummings.
“The public has already believed that the government was too hasty to lift part of the blockage, and it is likely that they will be even less impressed when important public figures are considered to be violating rules that they do not believe are strict enough.
"Of course, the government will hope that everyone will move quickly from a story to a relatively unknown advisor, but it will be difficult when the public thinks he was wrong and that he should go."
People used social media to respond to the news and said today that they hadn't left home to see their family since February, while others said the reports brought their "blood to the boil".
A user who gave his name as Tony tweeted that he couldn't hug his father at his mother's funeral and said he was "frankly horrified".
He said, "The lack of care or thought for other people if they don't follow the necessary guidelines to" smooth "the curve by someone who infects themselves with the virus.
"The hypocrisy is incredible."
A social media user announced that he could not hug his father at his mother's funeral due to barring rules
A new mother told how she had to be forced to labor alone without her mother
Another user described how her husband, who works as a doctor, hadn't had his baby in nine weeks
Katie Hall was one of many who described her having to stay away from her parents, which made her "blood boil".
Another user said that people could only attend funerals virtually using computers
Nat Reed said she hadn't seen her parents since February despite negative coronavirus tests
Another user, Katie Hall of Yorkshire, said: “I am five miles from my protective parents. We only saw her some distance away to deliver food. Except for them, my children never saw them digitally … the stuff "he was with his parents" makes my blood boil. "
Other heartbreaking stories included that of a father who had been unable to hold his baby for nine weeks and a mother who had to be forced to labor alone in the delivery suite without her mother.
Since they were brought in on March 23, people have been asked to follow restrictions, which has kept many people away from loved ones for months.
Rachel Kerry tweeted: “My father died at Easter. I couldn't go to him to say goodbye, couldn't comfort my mother, and there were four of us, socially distant, at his funeral, so I couldn't even hold my mother's hand. Why is DC so special ?! & # 39;
Others came across the fact that Mr. Cummings showed coronavirus symptoms "over the weekend" from March 28-29 and asked why the public should continue to follow restrictions.
User Nat Reed tweeted: & # 39; My parents, late 70s, have been tested in the last week, just like me. All were negative and lived less than an hour away.
"I haven't seen her since February and I'm still fighting against all my instincts that say jump into the car, but I wonder why!"
Today, a defiant Mr. Cummings replied "who cares" when asked by reporters if his actions look bad
Today, a defiant Mr. Cummings replied "who cares" when asked by reporters if his actions look bad.
“It's about doing the right thing. It's not what you think, ”he said.
He also insulted photographers for not adhering to social distance rules by staying two meters apart.
In the meantime, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner said Mr. Cummings had made monitoring the blockade "much more difficult".
In a statement, former Labor MP David Jamieson said: "The police's role in enforcing the ban has been lifted both after Dominic Cummings' 260-mile actions and the flexibility with which the government now appears to interpret the guidelines, considerably more difficult.
"People will now say there is a rule for them and a rule for the Prime Minister's political advisers.
Across the country, millions of people make sacrifices, including dozens of police officers and staff who have separated from their families to protect their health and the health of the nation.
"It seems hard to believe that to justify the policy violation, they seem to question the honesty and credibility of the Durham police force.
"Prime Minister Boris Johnson should fire Dominic Cummings immediately to restore public confidence and credibility in dealing with this terrible Covid-19 crisis."