The Ipsos-MORI survey for the Evening Standard shows a leap in support for the Tories if London's mayor replaced David Cameron as leader.
Eddie Izzard has said he is ready to take the flak for wanting to pursue a career in politics.
The gaffe-prone Mayor of London struggled with a sewing machine at a clothing factory before declaring the finished garment a "codpiece".
This scooter driver had two early morning shocks - one having an accident on his way to work in Southwark, the other being helped off the road by London Mayor Boris Johnson.
Influential Britons view Boris Johnson far more positively than the leaders of the three main political parties, according to a new YouGov poll.
The findings come from a monthly survey of UK opinion formers, drawn from politics, business, media, academia, non-governmental organisations and the public sector.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has said that he has "absolutely" no plans to return to the House of Commons, after reports that a Conservative MP offered to sacrifice his seat for him to take on Prime Minister David Cameron.
Mr Johnson said being Mayor was the "best job in British politics and it's what I want to do".
Boris Johnson's spokesman dismissed a report that claimed Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith offered his safe seat to the London Mayor, calling it "fanciful".
Mr Johnson's spokesman said today:
It's no surprise that the Mayor has met and will continue to meet those who share his concerns over the lack of aviation capacity in London and the SouthEast.
But the story in question is without doubt fanciful.
It's no secret the Mayor opposes the building of a third runway, he was re-elected opposing any such notion, he'll continue to oppose any such notion, and he'll be doing it as Mayor of London.
The Mayor believes the Government's announcement of an Independent Commission has at least re-opened the debate on aviation capacity.
That gives him the opportunity to demonstrate why Heathrow expansion isn't the answer, and the creation of a new 4 runway hub airport is.
The Mayor will be doing both in the weeks and months ahead
Four candidates to become Mayor of London on May 3 are taking part in a debate hosted by Alastair Stewart on ITV1.
They are the incumbent Conservative Boris Johnson, Labour's Ken Livingstone, Liberal Democrat Brian Paddick and the Green Party's Jenny Jones.
ITV News' Alastair Stewart will host a debate this evening between candidates vying to be elected Mayor of London on May 3.
They will be incumbent Conservative Boris Johnson, Labour's Ken Livingstone, Liberal Democrat Brian Paddick and the Green Party's Jenny Jones.
An audience of Londoners will ask the questions in the race to win the contest.
You can find out more about the Mayoral race and its candidates here.
The Battle for London - The Mayoral Debate will be broadcast on ITV1 at 10:35pm