RUSI JournalVolume 157Issue 5members only

Poll Reflects Public Concerns About Police and Crime Commissioners

A YouGov-Cambridge/RUSI poll shows the public's uncertainty about the first elections for police and crime commissioners.

Most people disapprove of the fact that candidates for the position of police and crime commissioner may be sponsored by a political party. A YouGov-Cambridge/RUSI poll has found that 61 per cent of participants disapproved compared with only 11 per cent who approved. The poll found that nearly half of those eligible to vote for a PCC believe the commissioners will make no difference in the fight against crime, and 45 per cent believe some force areas will have worse policin

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