Two in five people (43%) questioned said they are excited about the Paralympic Games, while 38% disagree, according to the ITV News Index poll carried out by ComRes.
In mid-July 34% of those interviewed were excited about the Olympics before the Games began. This rose to 52% once they started.
The Paralympic torch is on its way to the Olympic Park in Stratford for the opening ceremony of the Games.
Wounded veterans set to compete for Britain at the Paralympics have paid tribute to sport for rescuing them from despair at their injuries.
In all sport, we categorise humans according to their physical attributes, it is just a bit more detailed at the Paralympics.