The full tables for the YouGov/Sunday Times poll are now up here, asking mostly about the Eurozone crisis.
Looking at the regular leader trackers, David Cameron is on minus 30 (from minus 29 last week) and Ed Miliband is on minus 27 (from minus 23 last week), so Miliband’s boost from Labour’s local election performance may have started to fade again, but he is still seem as doing better than David Cameron is at the moment.
Turning to the Eurozone crisis, 81% of people think it is important to Britain that the Eurozone’s crisis is solved, and by 38% to 18% people think it would be bad for the British economy if the single currency collapsed. However, by 48% to 28% they think countries in Europe are wrong to spend money trying to save the Euro, and 57% think that Britain should not contribute any money towards solving it.
The implication of people’s answers is that they think the Euro (or at least, Greek membership of it) is doomed and there is no point throwing good money after bad. The other questions support that – only 11% expect the single currency to survive as it is, 46% expect it to survive, but with fewer members, 31% expect it to collapse completely. 60% of people think that Greece should leave the single currency.
Asked how they would vote in a referendum on EU membership a majority (51%) say they would vote to leave, compared to 28% who would stay in. This is a question that YouGov ask monthly, and the last six months have shown a clear trend towards wanting to leave – in December the break was 41% stay in, 41% leave, by January 34% stay, 44% leave, now it’s 28% to 51%.
(As an aside, it’s interesting to note how volatile attitudes to the EU have been over the years. Current hostility towards British membership of Europe is far from unprecedented – looking at MORI’s longer term trend the peak of hostility towards British membership of Europe was actually in the early 1980s.)