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Snap poll for C4 News: Public want Truss resignation and General Election

Chris Holbrook Find Out Now Market Research

Chris Holbrook

18th Oct, 2022 | 4 mins read

A nationally representative poll of 2,003 voters for Channel 4 News, reveals that the majority of the public want Liz Truss to resign, and a General Election. Only 11% think she should stay, and even the majority of 2019 Conservative voters (53%) say she should go.

The poll went into field immediately after she held her press conference where she announced the sacking of her Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng and completed before Channel 4 News aired less than five hours later


Q1. Prime Minister Liz Truss has today announced a U-turn on the scrapping of the planned rise in Corporation Tax that was announced in her recent ‘mini budget’, and sacked her Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kwasi Kwarteng. Should Liz Truss now resign?

I don’t know25%23%14%

Full results here

Q2. Which of the following do you now think is the best course of action for the good of the country?

General Election61%36%88%
Conservative MPs appoint a new PM8%20%2%
Liz Truss remains as PM8%20%2%
New Conservative leadership election3%7%0%
I don’t know19%16%7%

Full results here

About the survey

Find Out Now interviewed 2,661 GB Adults online on Friday the 14th of October 2022. The sample was adjusted to nationally representative sample of 2,003 within 1% +/- ONS quotas for gender, age, region, SEG, and past voting.

Find Out Now are members of the Market Research Society and British Polling Council, and abides by their rules