Poll: 40 percent of Britons want Trump's visit to UK to be called off

Poll: 40 percent of Britons want Trump's visit to UK to be called off
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Forty percent of Britons want President TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event MORE's upcoming visit to the United Kingdom to be canceled, according to a poll released Tuesday.

The online YouGov survey asked if Trump's visit, scheduled for June 3-5, "should go ahead or be cancelled?"

Forty-six percent of respondents said it should go ahead, while 40 percent said it should be called off.


YouGov asked the same question before Trump’s visit last year. At the time, 50 percent said it should go ahead compared to 37 percent who wanted it called off.

The trip in June will be the president's first official visit to the U.K. It is timed for Trump to participate in activities for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Last year's trip was a "working visit" to Prime Minister Theresa MayTheresa Mary MayOvernight Defense: Pentagon chief defends Milley after Trump book criticism | Addresses critical race theory | Top general says Taliban has 'strategic momentum' in war Will Ocasio-Cortez challenge Biden or Harris in 2024? The Hill's Morning Report - Biden takes office, calls for end to 'uncivil war' MORE, who recently announced she will be stepping down.

Only 40 percent of Britons in the new survey said they want their government to try to work with Trump, compared to 41 percent who want the government to distance itself from him.

The polling company surveyed 2,108 people between May 19-20.