Today’s YouGov poll for the Sun has a fresh set of polling on Thursday’s strikes – full tabs are here.
On balance the public remain opposed to the government’s proposed changes to public sector pensions by 47% to 37%. However, while they oppose the pension changes, they also tend to oppose the strike – 40% of people support the teacher’s strike on Thursday, 49% of people oppose it.
The figure was not actually that different amongst parents of school age children – 39% of whom supported the strike, 51% of whom opposed it. Support was very marginally lower amongst GB adults for the civil servants striking than for the teachers – 38% supported their strike, 50% opposed it.
Looking at reactions to Michael Gove’s various comments, 28% of people said they would respect teachers less if they striked, 10% said they would respect them more and 55% no difference. Only 37% supported the idea of getting parents to help in schools to keep them open, with 52% opposed.