What does high immigration mean for the government's popularity? What data on voting habits tells us
That said, more people have a favourable view of immigration than have an unfavourable view.
- That said, more people have a favourable view of immigration than have an unfavourable view.
- This was apparent in a recent survey conducted by Ipsos on behalf of the think tank British Future.
- The survey showed that 46% of respondents had a positive view of immigration and 29% had a negative view, with 18% not sure about the issue.
- As the chart below shows, as the number of immigrants increases, so do voting intentions for the governing party.
- People may be increasingly relaxed about legal immigration partly because it does not have damaging economic effects.
- But without a credible plan to deal with illegal migration, they will face the same problem as the current government.