JUST 16% OF PUBLIC THINK MILITARY INTERVENTION IN SYRIA WOULD MAKE STREETS OF BRITAIN SAFER
A new ComRes poll for the Daily Mail has revealed that more than twice as many Britons think that taking military action in Syria will make British streets more dangerous (39%) than think it would make them safer (16%). As the Government considers what action to take in Syria, just one in five (21%) members of the British public think military action there would make it safer in the Middle East generally, compared to a third (31%) who think it would make it more dangerous and 39% who think it would make no difference.
Just one in five (19%) think it would make tourist beaches in North Africa safer, while a third say it would make them more dangerous (36%).
Other findings include:
Support for military actions
- Half of Britons (49%) oppose British troops going into Syria to fight Islamic State.
- However, the public does not definitively want to stay out of Syria and leave the situation there to run its course – 38% support doing so, compared to 49% who oppose this approach.
- Support therefore seems to fall on conducting airstrikes against Islamic State, which more than half support (56%), although one in three oppose (33%).
- Following George Osborne’s Budget and the rise of Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership contest, the Conservatives (40%) remain twelve points ahead of Labour (28%).
Date Published: 30th July 2015
Categories: Politics | Public and communities | Voting Intention
Client: Daily Mail
Methodology Note: ComRes interviewed 1,001 GB adults by telephone between 24th and 26th July 2015. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults. Data were also weighted by past vote recall. Voting intention figures are calculated using the ComRes Voter Turnout Model. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.