Poll: Sack George Osborne
George Osborne should be sacked as Chancellor, voters agree by a two-to-one margin, as Labour close the gap on economic credibility in a ComRes opinion poll for tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror.
George Osborne should be replaced as Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Agree – 44%
Disagree – 20%
Don’t know – 36%
Among Conservative voters more than one in five (22%) agree, as do two in five (40%) Liberal Democrat voters.
On the economy, the net score for Cameron and Osborne is -31, just one point ahead of Miliband and Balls on -32.
I trust David Cameron and George Osborne to make the right decisions about the economy
Agree 24% (-7 since August 2011)
Disagree 55% (+7)
Net Agree -31 (-14)
I trust Ed Miliband and Ed Balls to make the right decisions about the economy
Agree 20% (+2)
Disagree 52% (-2)
Net Agree -32 (+4)
Ed Miliband has maintained his lead over David Cameron in leaders’ personal rating (see graph, courtesy of Matt Chorley). Although all three leaders have negative net ratings, Miliband’s has risen to -17 points, with Cameron on -27 and Nick Clegg on -42.
David Cameron is turning out to be a good Prime Minister
Net Agree -27
Ed Miliband is turning out to be a good leader of the Labour Party
Net Agree -17
Nick Clegg is turning out to be a good leader of the Liberal Democrats
Net Agree -42
Asked how people would vote, Labour retains a lead of 10 points over the Conservatives, unchanged since last month’s online poll in June.
Con 32% (nc)
Lab 42% (nc)
Lib Dem 10% (+1)
UKIP 9% (+1)
Others 7% (-2)
We also asked if people agreed or disagreed with the following:
A Labour government under Ed Miliband would be better at protecting people’s jobs
Agree 31% (+1 since January 2011)
Disagree 42% (+4)
The fact that David Cameron went to Eton makes it harder for him to be a good Prime Minister for the whole country
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Agree 20% 30% 34%
Disagree 70% 52% 44%
Of Conservative voters, 12% agree, as do 54% of Labour voters and 30% of Liberal Democrat voters.
The Labour Party is unlikely to win the next general election
Agree – 27%
Disagree – 34%
Don’t know – 39%
When we asked this about the Conservative Party in May 2012, 52% agreed and 17% disagreed.
Tony Blair still has a lot to offer this country
Agree – 18%
Disagree – 61%
I expect that the 2012 Olympics will be worth the expense in the end
Agree 30% (-24 since July 2009)
Disagree 53% (+11)
G4S, the private security company that is providing security staff for the London 2012 Olympics, has recently announced that it will not be able to provide enough security staff to meet their contractual agreement for the Games. 3,500 soldiers and police from forces around the country are being drafted in to secure the Games. Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?
Theresa May, the Home Secretary, should resign for failing to ensure that G4S provides enough security staff for the London 2012 Olympics
Agree – 48%
Disagree – 31%
Don’t know – 21%
A third (33%) of Conservative voters agree.
G4S should pay a bonus as well as contractual costs to the soldiers and police officers who have needed to be drafted in to secure the Games
Agree – 74%
Disagree – 14%
Older people are more likely to agree – 84% of those aged 65 and over agree, compared with 63% of those aged 18 to 24.
The London 2012 Olympics will benefit the private sponsors of the Games but not the ordinary people of Britain
Agree – 64%
Disagree – 18%
Again, older people are more likely to agree: 72% of those aged 65 and over agree, compared to 54% of those aged 18 to 24.
I am looking forward to the London 2012 Olympics
Agree – 41%
Disagree – 45%
People in Scotland (31%) are least likely to agree. Highest agreement is found in the West Midlands (48%); 44% of men say they are looking forward to the Olympics compared with 38% of women.
I am dreading the London 2012 Olympics
Agree – 30%
Disagree – 57%
Methodology: ComRes interviewed 2,006 GB adults online on 18 and 19 July 2012. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults and by past vote recall. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. Full tables at ComRes.Tagged in: comres, opinion polls
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