Poll shows opposition to Libya plan
More than half of people believe British servicemen should not risk their lives protecting Libyan opposition forces, a new study has shown.
The ComRes poll, for ITV News, found some 53% of those consulted felt it would be unacceptable for British personnel to die fighting for the Libyan opposition to Muammar Gaddafi's regime.
Just one in three people (35%) agreed with the decision to take military action.
But according to the survey, nearly half (49%) of adults felt such intervention constituted an unnecessary risk for Britain.
ComRes interviewed 2028 people online over the weekend. The findings were weighted to be demographically representative.