YouGov conducted a latest poll to collect some views about the expansion of airports from about 1000 adults and according to the outcome of the poll 46% preferred expanding Gatwick airport and 34% wanted Heathrow airport to expand.

The reasons why Gatwick outpolled Heathrow were based on multiple criteria. People were of the view that this would lead to less population and encourage more competition. It will also be built at a lower cost to taxpayers according to the voters.