57% blame the Government 11% the doctors
With thousands of operations being cancelled because of the latest doctors strike public support for them is as high as it was for the first two strikes in January and February, according to new polling from Ipsos MORI.
The survey of adults in England finds the same proportion (65%) supporting junior doctors strikes as for the previous round of action in February (66%) â€“ as long as emergency care is provided. Opposition to junior doctors striking has decreased by 5% to 17% compared to last month.
The new figures are published as doctors go on strike for a third time, and show that the government continues to bear much of the blame for the ongoing dispute. 57% say that the government is more at fault for the dispute continuing this long, down from 64% in February, and the number saying the junior doctors are more at fault is still low at 11% (13% in February).
However there has been a 10 point increase since last month in the number saying that the doctors and the government are both equally at fault (28%).
If it wasn’t for referendum this would be getting more attention than it is and create more problems for the Tories.