Four Out Of Five Say Brooks Should Resign, Says ComRes Poll

POLL: 80 Per Cent Say Brooks Should Resign

More than 80 per cent of the British public believe that News International chief Rebekah Brooks should resign according to a new poll, after revelations of phone hacking inside the company.

The poll of 2,025 people for ComRes and ITV News showed that 82 per cent of the public said that Brooks should go, while just 4 per cent said that she should remain in her job.

Three quarters of the public (72 per cent) believe that the Coalition Government should look again at the decision to allow the takeover of BSkyB by Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation, while just 8 per cent disagree. The poll was completed before Monday's announcement that the Competition Commission would consider the bid.

Just under half of those polled (49 per cent) said that Prime Minister David Cameron has dealt with the scandal badly, while two thirds (68 per cent) say that he was mistaken to hire ex-NOTW editor Andy Coulson as his director of communications.

When it comes to "ensuring justice on the hacking scandal", half (50 per cent) do not trust any of the party leaders to keep their word. In a bright spot for Cameron he is still more trusted than Ed Miliband. More than a quarter (27 per cent) trust David Cameron, 16 per cent trust Ed Miliband and only 7 per cent trust Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to ensure justice.

The news is even worse for the media. Four out of five people say they do not trust the media, while just one in ten say that they do. For the police things are not much better. Three in four people say that they are concerned about wider police corruption.


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