Poll: PM 'reckless over Syria'

More than half of the public appear to believe David Cameron was wrong and behaved recklessly over proposing military action in Syria, according to the ITV News Index. But only a third think the Prime Minister has been weakened by the Commons defeat.

Poll: Syria vote will not weaken 'special relationship'

The majority of the British public (45 per cent) do not believe the UK Parliament vote on military intervention in Syria will damage the 'special relationship' between the UK and the US.

Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama. Credit: Stefan Roussseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

In a poll of 2,020 adults conducted by ComRes for ITV News, 26 per cent thought the 'special relationship' would be weakened and 29 per cent did not know.

Public: Britain more responsible over foreign conflicts

With the ghost of the Iraq war still lingering, the public see Britain as taking a more responsible attitude to foreign conflicts than in the past, with two thirds (65 per cent) agreeing.

The majority of the British public believe Britain is more responsible over foreign conflicts. Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

In a poll of 2,020 adults conducted by ComRes for ITV News, 15 per cent disagreed with the statement and 20 per cent did not know.

The poll also found 21 per cent of the public think Britain has 'abandoned the Syrian people in distress', 56 per cent disagreed and 23 per cent did not know.

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60% think MPs did the right think over Syria

The British public has a positive view of Parliament’s decision to vote against military intervention in Syria, with 60 per cent saying they have "done the right thing".

Demonstrators against military intervention in Syria in Trafalgar Square, London. Credit: ITV News/Adam Smith

In a poll of 2,020 adults conducted by ComRes for ITV News, 15 per cent disagreed with the statement and 26 per cent did not know.

1/3 think PM 'was weakened by Syria vote defeat'

The majority of the British public do not think the defeat in the Commons on military intervention in Syria has weakened David Cameron, according to the ITV News Index

Prime Minister David Cameron. Credit: Press Association

In a poll of 2,020 adults conducted by ComRes for ITV News, only a third (33 per cent) agreed with the statement the Prime Minister was damaged by the Commons defeat.

42 per cent disagreed and 25 per cent did not know.

Half think 'PM wrong & reckless to propose Syria action'

More than half of the British public believe David Cameron was 'wrong' and 'reckless' to propose the principle of military action in Syria, according to the ITV News Index.

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during the debate on Syria in the House of Commons. Credit: Press Association

In a poll of 2,020 adults conducted by ComRes, 55 per cent agreed with the statement that Cameron was 'wrong' to propose military action in Syria, 22 per cent disagreed and 23 per cent did not know.

In the same poll, 59 per cent agreed with the statement that Cameron had behaved 'recklessly by publicly proposing military action in Syria without knowing that he had the support of Parliament'. 21 per cent disagreed and 20 per cent did not know.