We have a ComRes opinon poll in The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror. As well as the end-of-term assessment of the state of the parties and their leaders, we asked a lot of questions about the Olympics. Is it true, as Alastair Campbell asserts today, having sat in on a focus group, that “we the people are desperate for the Games to succeed because we need something to cheer us up; and the media are desperate for them to fail because they see their mission to make us more miserable than we already are”?
G4S, the private security company that is providing security staff for the London 2012 Olympics, has recently announced that it will not be able to provide enough security staff to meet their contractual agreement for the Games. 3,500 soldiers and police from forces around the country are being drafted in to secure the Games. Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?
Theresa May, the Home Secretary, should resign for failing to ensure that G4S provides enough security staff for the London 2012 Olympics
G4S should pay a bonus as well as contractual costs to the soldiers and police officers who have needed to be drafted in to secure the Games
The London 2012 Olympics will benefit the private sponsors of the Games but not the ordinary people of Britain
I am looking forward to the London 2012 Olympics
I am dreading the London 2012 Olympics
I expect that the 2012 Olympics will be worth the expense in the end
In addition to voting intention, leadership ratings and trust on the economy, we asked if people agreed or disagreed with the following statements about politics:
George Osborne should be replaced as Chancellor of the Exchequer
The fact that David Cameron went to Eton makes it harder for him to be a good Prime Minister for the whole country
A Labour government under Ed Miliband would be better at protecting people’s jobs
The Labour Party is unlikely to win the next general election
Tony Blair still has a lot to offer this country
I shall post the results here this evening. Full tables will be up on the ComRes website.Tagged in: comres, opinion polls
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