…and 60% say Brown should share responsibility
More information has just been published from the weekend ComRes poll and it doesn’t make comfortable reading for either Blair and his successor.
A majority believes that Gordon Brown should share the blame while almost almost four in 10 people believe that Blair should face a war crimes trial over the 2003 invasion.
The findings are a setback for Brown, who will give evidence to the Chilcot inquiry into the war in the next few weeks. Brown Central had hoped that the conflict would be seen as â€œBlairâ€™s warâ€.
Some 37 per cent of people believe that Mr Blair should be put on trial for going to war with Iraq, while 57 per cent disagree. Those who support a trial include more than one in four (27 per cent) of Labour supporters.
Younger people are the most hostile towards the former Prime Minister. Some 46 per cent of 18-24 year-olds and 43 per cent of 43 per cent of 25-34 year-olds agree that he should face a trial, compared to less than one in four of those aged 65 and over.
Generally only three in 10 people (29 per cent) regard the war as largely a success, while 63 per cent do not.