Nearly twice as many British voters believe the UK shares common cause with Israel in fighting extremism as disagree.

Thirty-four percent agreed with the statement compared to 19 who did not. Nearly half – 46 percent – did not know.

The ComRes poll for the Jewish News came days after the murder of five people in the Westminster attacks.

Respondents were asked if they agreed that ‘In fighting against the same enemy of Islamic extremism, Britain shares common cause with the state of Israel’.

Conservative (43 percent -16 percent), Labour (33-23), Lib Dem (38-27) and UKIP (40-20) voters were all more likely to agree than disagree.