- 73 per cent believe politicians and the media are too close.
- 11 per cent disagree.
- 16 per cent said they did not know.
Figures from The ITV News Index poll by ComRes.
Over 60 per cent think the allegations that Jeremy Hunt’s special adviser was passing information to News Corporation during its bid for BSkyB show just how close Government officials are to the Murdoch press, according to The ITV News Index.
62 per cent believe the Hunt controversy shows the Government and the Murdoch press are too close. Nine per cent disagree, while 29 per cent are not sure.
Nearly half of the population appear to believe that the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt should resign over allegations that his special adviser was passing information to News Corp during their bid for BSkyB, according to the latest ITV News Index carried out by ComRes.
- 49 per cent believe Hunt should resign.
- 16 per cent disagree.
- 35 per cent are not sure.
An ITV News and ComRes poll shows that 60 per cent of people believe there should be an independent inquiry into whether or not Jeremy Hunt was involved in the passing of information to News Corp during their bid for BSkyB.
Sixteen per cent disagreed while 24% said they did not know.
Labour leader Ed Miliband said Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt was in "clear breach of the ministerial code" over his role in News Corp's takeover bid for BSkyB.
In an emergency Commons question, Mr Miliband accused Mr Hunt of breaching three ministerial codes before calling for an independent inquiry into his conduct.
David Cameron insisted he had seen no evidence that Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt had breached the ministerial code of conduct in his handling of News Corp's bid for BSkyB.
In an emergency Commons statement, the Prime Minister said he was not going to set up a "parallel inquiry" into Lord Justice Leveson's inquiry into media standards.
I am in the House of Commons where speaker John Bercow has forced David Cameron to answer an urgent question on Jeremy Hunt - so that is Bercow off the Number 10 Christmas card list, or it would be if there was any chance of him being on it in the first place.
It has been the most entertaining session for a very long time, the Prime Minister is absolutely livid. I am not sure if I have ever seen Cameron so angry, but it seems to have rather bolstered his troops.
Labour leader Ed Miliband said David Cameron is "defending the indefensible" for not sacking Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt over his role in the BSkyB takeover bid.
Labour leader Ed Miliband said it was essential for the Prime Minister to come to the House of Commons and answer an emergency question on Jeremy Hunt because the Culture Secretary was in "clear breach of the ministerial code".
Mr Miliband claimed that Mr Hunt had breached three ministerial codes.