A public opinion poll on behalf of BBC Newsnight.
Date Published: 11 Feb 2011
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Britain split on vote system change suggests poll for BBC Two’s Newsnight
Voters around the country are split on replacing the First Past the Post system with the Alternative Vote a new
ComRes poll commissioned by BBC Two’s Newsnight suggests.
When asked do you want the UK to adopt the Alternative Vote system instead of the current First Past The Post system for electing MPs 41 percent agree while the same amount disagree.
However while more than two thirds of people (65%) agree that the system for electing MPs needs major overhauling, 63 percent of people feel it would be a waste of time and money holding a referendum on changing the system when there are so many other pressing needs in the country.
A 1,002 people were interviewed for the poll which features in Newsnight’s Alternative Vote special, tonight on BBC Two. For full analysis and discussion of the poll join Jeremy Paxman and guests from 10.30pm.
ComRes interviewed 1,002 GB adults by telephone between 11th and 13th February 2011. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.