Good morning. Snap polls aren’t an ideal manner of measuring public opinion – they contain individuals being requested about occasions which have solely simply occurred, many respondents won’t have learn past a headline, and nobody could have had time to mull it over correctly – however they’re higher than nothing, and, on Covid a minimum of, actually a extra dependable information than newspaper entrance pages. (Many newspapers recommend Britain is clamouring to finish the lockdown, when the truth is the survey proof suggests the other is the case.)
And so there’s excellent news for Boris Johnson this morning. There have been two snap polls in regards to the roadmap for lifting lockdown in England he introduced yesterday, and so they each recommend that voters are in favour.
In keeping with a YouGov ballot, the quantity of people that suppose the PM has acquired “the stability about proper” outnumbers the mixed whole of those that suppose he’s stress-free the foundations too slowly and people who suppose he’s stress-free too quick (a much bigger group).
That is from the YouGov write-up of the findings.
English individuals are likely to suppose the trail being set to a post-lockdown future is occurring at about the best tempo (46%). 1 / 4 suppose such a timeline is just too fast (26%), whereas one other 16% suppose it’s too gradual.
Most Conservative voters (54%), in addition to 42% of Labour voters, agree with the tempo the prime minister has set. Labour voters are extra doubtless than their Tory counterparts to suppose that the plan is just too fast (34% vs 18%), whereas Conservative voters usually tend to contemplate it too gradual (20% vs 11%).
And Savanta ComRes has a snap ballot suggesting a majority of voters are happy with the PM’s roadmap.
The ballot additionally suggests 31% of voters suppose the plan is “about proper”. There are extra individuals who suppose it’s both “cautious” (30%) or “very cautious” (15%), however respondents could have regarded these pretty much as good qualities. Solely 19% stated they regarded the plans as reckless.
Right here is the agenda for the day.
9.30am: The ONS publishes its weekly dying figures for England and Wales.
9.30am: The DWP publishes its quarterly common credit score figures.
10.45am: George Eustice, the atmosphere secretary, speaks on the Nationwide Farmers Union convention. Sir Keir Starmer is talking on the similar occasion at 12.30pm, and Liz Truss, the worldwide commerce secretary, is on at 2pm.
11.30am: Matt Hancock, the well being secretary, takes questions within the Commons.
12pm: Downing Avenue holds its day by day foyer briefing.
After 2pm: Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, makes a press release to the Scottish parliament about Scotland’s plan for lifting lockdown.
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