Public wants more media rules says poll
THE public is keen for much stricter media regulation but does not expect the Leveson Inquiry to address all its concerns, an opinion poll found. More than four in five voters questioned byyougov backed the creation of a statutory body to oversee the press - with a large majority of those saying it should have strict powers. Almost half (48 per cent) said newspapers had too much power over politicians - compared with 27% who said it was the right amount or too little. And there was significant backing for forcing newspapers and websites to become politically impartial - with those considering that would be better for democracy in a 45 per cent to 36 per cent lead.