On 13th March 2015 ComRes published a poll investigating public support for an array of policies. Among the policies polled was whether people would, in principle, support or oppose increasing the number of grammar schools.
Supporters of new grammar schools are in the majority across all age ranges, social classes, and political parties. The poll supports previous results and shows that there is continuing widespread support for grammar schools across the country.
The policy attracted a net ‘support’ rate of 53%, with a net ‘oppose’ rate of 25%. 22% didn’t know where they stood. Conservative voters have a net support/oppose rate of 69% to 17% (14% don’t know), while Labour voters support the policy by 42% to 34% (24% don’t know).