Public evenly split on military intervention in Syria

The British public is evenly divided on whether to take military intervention in Syria, according to an ITV News poll carried out by ComRes.

The poll found 35% agree and 35% disagree that foreign governments should not intervene in the country in the wake of the claimed chemical attacks by the Assad regime.

Nearly half of Britons (45%) agree that world leaders must help Syrian civilians under attack.

But two fifths (40%) do not want to see British ground troops in Syria if the gas attack is proven to have been the work of the Assad regime, compared to 30% who would support the use of troops.