50% reject air strikes on Islamic State: poll
The majority of the public still oppose Britain launching airstrikes against Islamic State militants, according to a poll.
Research by ComRes for The Independent found that 35% of people thought the UK should take the action, compared to 50% who disagreed.
The idea of committing ground troops is even less popular, with just 20% in favour and 69% opposed.
The findings emerged after David Cameron again refused completely to rule out joining an international air campaign against Islamic State.
Some 61% supported taking away the passports and citizenship of Britons suspected of joining the extremist group.
The poll also found Labour had extended its lead over the Tories by a point over the past month, on 35% to 28% for Mr Cameron's party. Ukip was unchanged on 17%, with the Liberal Democrats up one point on 9%.
ComRes interviewed 1,001 adults by telephone between August 29 and 31. Data were weighted to represent the population and by past vote recall.