CONSERVATIVES LEAD LABOUR BY 12 POINTS
The Conservatives lead Labour by 12 points in the latest Daily Mail / ComRes voting intention poll, with the Conservatives on 39% and Labour on 27%. UKIP remain two points ahead of the Liberal Democrats (11% and 9% respectively).
Con 39% (-2)
Lab 27% (-2)
Lib Dem 9% (+1)
UKIP 11% (+1)
SNP 5% (NC)
Green 6% (+1)
Others 3% (NC)
Changes in brackets from May poll.
While a majority of Britons (60%) believe it is the EU’s responsibility to deal with the migrants crossing the Mediterranean (rather than the responsibility of the country they arrive in), a similar sized majority (59%) think the UK should not accept migrants under an EU quota system.
- Six in ten Britons (59%) believe the UK should not accept migrants that come to the UK through an EU quota system, while 41% believe it should.
- Older Britons are more likely than younger generations to think the UK should not accept the migrants. 77% of those aged 65+ think they should not be accepted, compared to 31% of 18-24 year olds.
Q: As you may know, thousands of migrants have recently crossed the Mediterranean sea from Africa into Europe. For each of the following pairs of statements, which one comes closest to your view about the situation?
|Statement 1||Statement 2|
|It is the EU’s responsibility to deal with the migrants||60%||40%||It is the responsibility of country the migrants arrive in to deal with them|
|The UK should not accept migrants that are brought here by an EU quota system||59%||41%||The UK should accept migrants that are brought here by an EU quota system|
Base: All GB adults (n=1,002).