Poll alert

John Rentoul

osborne 251x300 Poll alertWe have a ComRes poll in The Independent on Sunday tomorrow (shared with the Sunday Mirror), which offers a snapshot of the state of public opinion after the party conference season and before the Comprehensive Spending Review.

In addition to voting intention, we are the first to ask people “who do you trust most to steer Britain’s economy through the current downturn”, David Cameron and George Osborne or Ed Miliband and Alan Johnson?

We also asked a series of questions about public spending cuts, asking whether people agreed or disagreed with the following:

The Coalition Government understands the interests of the wealthy better than the interests of ordinary people

It is fair that students should pay more for their university education even though their parents’ generation didn’t

Welfare benefit cuts will hit hardest the poorest, elderly and most vulnerable in society

The top rate of income tax at 50p in the pound on earnings over £150,000 a year should be raised to 60p in the pound

The loss of hundreds of thousands of public sector jobs is a price worth paying to reduce the deficit

I expect that the public spending cuts to be announced next week will be fair

I shall put the results up here tonight; the full tables will be available at ComRes.

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  • Ciaran Rehill

    Education is a right, not a privilege. This may be the Liberals downfall but I am glad to see the Freedom Bill (why does a “democracy” need one?) going through for Autumn 2010, with my amendment on the (illegal) retention of DNA.

  • Rick Role

    But who will be first to ask “Whom do you trust most to steer Britain’s economy through the current downturn?”?

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