A Communicate Research poll for this morning’s Independent on Sunday finds the public evenly divided on the taxation of air travel. 49% disagree that air travel should become more expensive to help slow climate change. 48% agree.
There is little difference across social classes. AB voters agree 52% to 47% with more expensive air travel with C2s disagreeing by 52% to 45%. Tory voters oppose taxation of air travel by 51% to 48%. LibDem voters support the idea (which has just become their party’s policy) by 60% to 38%. Labour voters are evenly divided: 49% to 49%.
The same poll finds that most voters (46% to 38%) view David Cameron’s concern for the environment as a deeply-held conviction.