Half of Brits believe Boris Johnson will impose another lockdown
Half of Brits believe Britain will be locked down again this winter – and almost two thirds would SUPPORT restrictions if coronavirus cases skyrocket
- Half of the British public believe another coronavirus lockdown in 2021 is likely
- Some 60 per cent said they would support another shutdown if cases surge
- Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he wanted exit from curbs to be ‘irreversible’
Half of Brits believe it is likely Boris Johnson will impose another coronavirus lockdown before the end of this year.
An exclusive poll for MailOnline conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies found 50 per cent of people believe another national shutdown could be on the cards in 2021.
Just a quarter, 25 per cent, believe another lockdown is unlikely.
Meanwhile, a majority of Brits, some 60 per cent, would support Mr Johnson taking such action if coronavirus cases skyrocket.
The Prime Minister said he wanted the nation’s exit from the last lockdown to be ‘irreversible’.
Any attempt to reimpose Covid-19 curbs would spark a furious backlash from backbench Tory MPs.
The poll of 1,500 people, conducted from September 1-2, found that 16 per cent of people believe another lockdown this year is very likely.
Some 34 per cent believe a shutdown is likely while 18 per cent believe it is unlikely and seven per cent believe it is very unlikely.
The numbers suggest that a majority of the nation would support the Prime Minister making such a move if the scale of infections demanded it.
Some 26 per cent of respondents said they would strongly support another lockdown if coronavirus cases increased to ‘significant levels’.
Just over a third, 34 per cent, said they would support the step while 12 per cent would oppose it and 11 per cent would strongly oppose it.
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