The majority of the public support junior doctors in their dispute with the government over contracts according to an Ipsos MORI poll for BBC News.
Public support for the latest strike is as high as it was for the first two stoppages earlier this year, with 65% of 860 adults in England supporting the action.
The survey found most people still think the Government is most at fault for the dispute, but a rising number believe equal blame should be shared by the Government and doctors' leaders.
Some 57% said the Government was most at fault for the dispute continuing this long, down from 64% in February, while the number saying junior doctors were most at fault remained around 11%.
Thousands of junior doctors in England take part in a second day of strike action over a row with the Government about a new contract.
Conflicting research and political caution mean getting the facts behind claims by Hunt and the BMA is very tough, writes Allegra Stratton.
Medical professionals on the picket line at Royal Blackburn Hospital said the new contract offered by government 'threatens patient safety'.