That's only one side of the political divide. The other side doesn't ask the question simply because it doesn't want to find the money.We don't know, though.
One thing we do know is that "majority opinion" is suppressed and unreported if it does not coincide with the agenda of the progressive liberal elite, particularly their views on how to buy votes - more money for our angelic NHS, etc.
Yes to this.From anecdotal evidence (ie the same and only type that predicted the true Brexit opinion), UK having credible and powerful defence is actually quite important to people.
It would not surprise me at all if an overwhelming majority of the electorate turned out to support large increases in defence spending (and borders, policing, prisons, et al) at the expense of reforming and restricting an out of control welfare commitment.