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England fans have low expectations ahead of Brazil

Sad England fan Neil Renton after seeing England lose 2-1 to Brazil in a 2002 World Cup Quarter-Final match in Japan Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive

The British public have low expectations about England's performance at the Brazil World Cup, a poll commissioned by ITV News has found.

According to the ITV News Index poll, carried out by ComRes, most people think England will be knocked out in the 2nd Round (28%) or Quarter Final (25%), in line with the team’s performance at the last four World Cup tournaments.

Around one-in-six (16%) people think that the most likely outcome is England being knocked out in the first group stage, a fate that has not befallen the team since the 1958 World Cup in Sweden.

Six percent of people think England will probably lose in the Semi Final, which last happened at the 1990 World Cup in Italy.

ComRes interviewed 2,039 British adults online between 6th and 8th June 2014.

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Poll: 52% of Brits will be 'happy when World Cup ends'

Over half of the British public say they expect to be glad when the World Cup comes to and end, an ITV News Index poll has found.

In the survey, carried out by ComRes for ITV News, 52% of those asked said they would be happy when the tournament in Brazil is over. Nearly two thirds - or 63%- of women say this, compared with 40% of men.

Roughly two-in-five also said that will try and avoid all coverage of the World Cup.

ComRes interviewed 2,039 British adults online between 6th and 8th June 2014.

'Optimistic' 3% think England will win Brazil World Cup

Optimistic England fans cheer from the stands. Credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

An optimistic few think England stand a chance of lifting the Fifa World Cup Trophy in Rio de Janeiro as champions this July.

In an ITV News Index poll carried out by ComRes, 3% of those surveyed think that England are most likely to leave Brazil victorious, becoming World Champions for the first time since 1966.

ComRes interviewed 2,039 British adults online between 6th and 8th June 2014.

Obama backs Britain's place in the European Union

US president Barack Obama has suggested it is "hard to imagine" that it would be in Britain's interests to leave the European Union.

Mr Obama said the US valued the presence of its close ally at the top table in the EU and he did not believe it would be good for the 28-member bloc for Britain to leave.

'Over half of Brits' want freedom to work in EU states

Over half of Brits feel they should be free to live and work in any EU country - but only 38% agree people from other EU countries should be able to live and work in the UK, an ITV News/ComRes poll suggests.

Of those questioned:

  • 58% believe they should be free to live and work anywhere in the EU
  • 23% disagreed with this statement
  • 19% said they didn't know

But when asked whether people from EU countries should be free to live and work in the UK:

  • 38% agreed this should be the case
  • 44% said they disagreed
  • 18% did not know

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Poll suggests British public split on EU membership

The British public is split when it comes to whether or not Britain should remain a member of the European Union, according to the latest ITV News Index poll carried out by ComRes.

Of the 2,062 British adults surveyed, 40% said they would vote to stay in the EU if there was a referendum tomorrow while 42% would vote to leave.

The ITV News/ComRes poll found the British public is split when it comes to whether Britain should stay in the EU. Credit: REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Eighteen per cent said they did not know how they would vote.

Younger Brits - those aged 18-24 - were more likely to vote to stay (55%), while more voters over 65 years old stated they would choose to leave the union (49%).

Poll: 72% of Ukip voters would vote the same in 2015

Counting ballot papers in the European elections. Credit: PA Images

Less than three quarters of Ukip voters from the 2014 European Elections would vote the same way in a general election, an ITV News/ComRes poll has found.

The survey found that 72% of UKIP voters at the 2014 European Parliament election say they could see themselves voting UKIP in a general election.

ComRes interviewed 2,060 British adults online between 23rd and 26th May - this data was weighted to be representative of all GB adults aged 18 and over.

Poll: Third of Conservative voters 'could vote Ukip'

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to party activists during a rally in Ealing, west London. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

A third of Conservative voters polled could vote Ukip in a general election, our ITV News/ComRes poll also showed.

The findings revealed that 33% of 2010 Conservative voters could see themselves voting UKIP in a general election, compared with a quarter (25%) of 2010 Lib Dem voters, and 18% of 2010 Labour vote.

ComRes interviewed 2,060 British adults online between 23rd and 26th May - this data was weighted to be representative of all GB adults aged 18 and over.

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