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Five News NOTW Poll

A public opinion poll on behalf of Five News.

Date Published: 07 Jul 2011

Categories: Energy | Media | Politics | Public and communities | UK


75% think Rebekah Brooks should go according to Five News poll

75% of people questioned in a poll commissioned by Five News believe that Rebekah brooks should leave her role at News International as a result of the phone hacking scandal.  39% of people thought that she should be sacked, with 36% thinking she should resign.  Only 16% of those asked believe that she should be able to continue in her current role.

This poll was carried out before the announcement that the News of The World is to close.

The question asked in the Five News/ComRes survey: You may have seen or heard allegations that journalists at the News of the World may have hacked into the mobile phones of a number of people, including celebrities, murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, the families of the murdered Soham schoolgirls, and others. At the time of the alleged phone hacking, the editor of the News of the World was Rebekah Brooks, who has denied any knowledge of specific cases, and is now Chief Executive of News Corporation, which owns the News of the World. Do you think Rebekah Brooks should resign, be sacked, or continue in her current role until the police investigation or any future court case is concluded?

ComRes conducted an online survey of 2028 GB adults between the 6th and 7th July 2011. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abide by its rules.

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