Public opinion on May's decision for snap general election in Great Britain in 2017

This statistic shows the perceived righteousness of Theresa May’s announcement of a snap general election according to an opinion poll among adults in Great Britain during June of 2017. Of the respondents, 64 percent reported they believed in hindsight May had made the wrong decision to hold an earlier general election. By comparison, 24 percent of respondents thought May's decision had been right, with 12 percent of respondents unsure.

Distribution of opinion in Great Britain regarding the righteousness of Theresa May's decision to hold a snap general election in June 2017

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Release date

June 2017


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

June 9 to June 10, 2017

Number of respondents

1,720 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "And in hindsight, do you think Theresa May calling an early general election was the right or wrong thing to do?"

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