Only 1 in 5 think Boris Johnson is handling the situation between Russia and Ukraine well, but few think Keir Starmer would do a better job
As talks continue to try and stop Russia invading Ukraine, new research by Ipsos shows 1 in 5 Britons think Boris Johnson has done a good job of handling the ongoing situation (19%) while 2 in 5 (41%) think he’s done a bad job.
In comparison, a quarter (23%) say the UK Government has so far handled the situation well while a third (33%) say they have done a bad job. Thinking about how well President Job Biden has responded, 19% think he has done a good job while 3 in 10 (29%) disagree.
Despite an overall negative view of Boris Johnson’s response to the situation in Ukraine, few believe the leader of the opposition would do a better job. One in 5 (22%) say Keir Starmer would do a better job than the current PM in responding to the situation between Ukraine and Russia, the same proportion say Boris Johnson would so a better job than the leader of the opposition. Among their own supporters, Boris Johnson receives more support. Half of 2019 Conservative voters say Johnson would do a better job while 42% of Labour voters say Starmer would do better.
Considering what actions Britain should take should Russia invade Ukraine, Britons are most in favour of diplomatic and economic sanctions (40%) while around a third (36%) support humanitarian interventions, such as supporting any Ukrainian refugees. Less than 1 in 5 (17%) would be in favour of military intervention while 21% say Britain should not intervene at all.
When thinking about the role played by the British military around the world, a third (33%) of Britons say the British Armed Forces should intervene abroad only when British interests are directly threatened. A similar proportion (30%) say intervention should only take place when other people’s rights and freedoms are threatened. One in 5 (22%) say British Armed Forces should not intervene abroad and only be used to defend British territory.
Keiran Pedley, Research Director at Ipsos in the UK, says:
The public are twice as likely to think Prime Minister Boris Johnson is doing a bad job handling the situation in the Ukraine rather than a good one, which reflects his deteriorating poll ratings of late. However, when asked to choose who would handle the situation better, roughly equal numbers choose Starmer and Johnson, with more than half saying neither or don’t know. in terms of the government’s response, there is support for diplomatic and humanitarian efforts but little appetite for a potential military confrontation with Russia. Some one in five think Britain should not intervene at all.
‘Britons are most in favour of diplomatic and economic sanctions (40%) while around a third (36%) support humanitarian interventions, such as supporting any Ukrainian refugees. Less than 1 in 5 (17%) would be in favour of military intervention while 21% say Britain should not intervene at all.’
Does Starmer revel in being AGAINST public opinion?! Seems so! Against public opinion on lockdown, opening schools, essential workers, raising taxes on the richest, Unions, Met Police, Energy nationalisation, rail nationalisation, Social Care, Palestine, BLM, Trans, Disabled people, Muslims and Islam, Non-right wing Jews, Travellers, Kashmir, Assange etc etc etc.
With all the media, commentariat and Labour MP’s backing… and Starmer is STILL seen as less fit to run out economy, he’s more unpopular than Corbyn in one poll and joint in another DESPITE Corbyn being the most lied about politician of all time. Starmer has also bankrupted the Party.
It is almost impossible to be this astonishingly incompetent, have this level of awful political instincts, lose 200,000 members, the ‘BAME’ support going from record highs under Corbyn to record lows now, Corbyn miles ahead re appealing to under 45s, Labour lost that generation already under Starmer. Barely above the Tories to that demographic now. And now he thinks the winning formula is to be humiliated at a GE by deselecting Corbyn, then having Labour get thrashed by Corbyn, and the media talking about that one campaign and not about Labour’s campaign. Plus WHO is going to campaign for Starmer’s Labour?! He can’t afford to pay people like the Tories.
So, anyone STILL think Starmer is not in place to destroy Labour as is? Either as a willing stooge or an ignorant pawn. Either way….
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