Margaret Thatcher's Legacy

April 08, 2013, 3:41 PM GMT+0

YouGov research from November 2011 revealed that Margaret Thatcher's legacy was still divisive, but her supporters outnumbered her detractors.

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News of Baroness Thatcher's death at the age of 87 has already been greeted with words of praise from leaders across the world, and has re-ignited a lively debate back home on the impact of her controversial premiership.

In the coming days, YouGov will be revealing in detail the state of her reputation today in the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, the most recent YouGov poll on her legacy, conducted in November 2011, suggests a divided reputation in which her supporters are more numerous than her detractors.

When asked to consider her time as Prime Minister, 50% said she was a "good" or "great" Prime Minister, compared to 33% who said she was either "poor" or "terrible".

As to her impact on the country, 43% said her time as Prime Minister was good for Britain, whereas 38% said it was bad for Britain.