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ComRes interviewed 2,042 British adults online between 11th and 13th October 2013. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

Date Published: 15 Oct 2013

Categories: Economy | Public and communities | Public Sector | UK


Nearly three quarters of British adults say they expect postal services to become more expensive under a privatised Royal Mail (72%), while only a fifth believe customer service will improve (22%).

 The public is split over the proposed CWU strike. 38% say that it is reasonable for Royal Mail staff to go on strike over its privatisation, while 35% say that it is not reasonable for staff to go on strike.

Meanwhile, half of British people agree that Royal Mail was “seriously undervalued” on its stock market floatation (51%). Just 12% disagree.


In the tracking results, Ed Miliband is the only leader for whom the proportion of people saying they trust him to see the economy through its current situation increases, but he still languishes behind his Conservative counterparts, David Cameron and George Osborne, on this measure.

 Nearly twice as many people continue to say that the Coalition government is bad for Britain (54%) as say that it is good for Britain (28%).


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