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Olympics poll has public backing growing almost by the hour

July 30th, 2012

Public scepticism about whether the London Olympics represent value for money for British taxpayers has receded now the Games have begun, according to a ComRes poll for The Independent.

Some 50% believe the Olympics will be worth the £9.3bn being spent while 42% disagree.

Opinion has turned round since ComRes last tested this idea in March, when only 40% of people thought the Games would be worth it and 51% disagreed.

    The latest poll suggests that the opening ceremony gave a real boost with backing increasing almost by the hour.

    Only 43% of those questioned on Friday before the ceremony began thought it was would be worth the money, but the proportion rose to 53% after 9pm. By Sunday support had risen to 57%

There is usually a voting intention question in the Indy ComRes poll but I have not got that data at the moment.

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