Half of Brits believe Britain will be back on lockdown this winter – and nearly two-thirds would SUPPORT restrictions as coronavirus cases skyrocket
- Half of the UK public believes a new coronavirus lockdown is likely in 2021
- About 60 percent said they would support a new closure if cases increase
- Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he wanted curbing to be ‘irreversible’
Half of Britons think it’s likely Boris Johnson will impose another coronavirus lockdown before the end of this year.
An exclusive poll for MailOnline conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies found that 50 percent of people believe another national shutdown is imminent in 2021.
Only a quarter, 25 percent, believe a new lockdown is unlikely.
Meanwhile, a majority of Britons, some 60 percent, would support Mr Johnson to take such measures if coronavirus cases skyrocket.
The prime minister said he wanted the country’s exit from the latest lockdown to be “irreversible”.
Any attempt to re-impose Covid-19 curbs would spark an outrage from backbench Tory MPs.
The poll of 1,500 people, conducted from September 1-2, found that 16 percent of people believe a new lockdown is very likely this year.
About 34 percent believe a shutdown is likely, 18 percent believe it is unlikely and seven percent believe it is highly unlikely.
The figures suggest a majority of the nation would support the prime minister to take such a step if the scale of the infections called for it.
About 26 percent of respondents said they would strongly support a new lockdown if the number of coronavirus cases increased to ‘significant levels’.
Just over a third, 34 percent, said they would support the move, while 12 percent would oppose it and 11 percent strongly oppose it.