Been doing the monthly polling newsletter, and in reading the results of the UK polls, noticed some interesting questions this month. results include:
The Labour Party has announced that if it wins next year’s election it will increase the top rate of income tax to 50p for people earning more than £150,000 a year. If Labour does come to power and does increase the top rate of income tax, what do you think will happen in practice?
16% say it raise a significant amount of money and 71% say rich people will find ways to avoid paying the tax and it will raise very little extra money.
Currently people are allowed to use “reasonable” force to defend themselves and their home against a burglar or intruder. Some people have suggested that the law should be changed to allow people to use whatever force they see fit to defend themselves and their home against a burglar or intruder. Would you support or oppose changing the law to allow people to use whatever force they see fit to defend themselves and their home against a burglar or intruder?
An astonishing 75% support no limit on what force can be used to defend a home with only 17% against. And specifically on lethal force:
Do you think it is or is not acceptable for someone defending their home to use force that causes the death of a burglar or intruder?
60% support lethal force and only 26% against. Even Labour voters are 55% in favour and 30% against.
The Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow recently said he always thought about sex upon meeting a member of the opposite sex, saying ‘Sex comes into every evaluation of a woman, there’s no doubt about it. It’s there,’
When you meet a member of the opposite sex, do you think about what they would be like to make love to?
36% say they do and 60% say they do not. But broken by gender it is 56% of men do and only 18% of women!
If a referendum were held on the UK’s membership of the European Union with the options being to remain a member or withdraw, how do you think you would vote?
52% say they would vote to leave and 34% to remain. 62% of Conservatives favour leaving, 40% of Labour and 36% of Lib Dems.