“But that’s not logical, Captain”
After the next election, which of the two main political parties do you think is most likely to…
Make your family better off?
Keep the economy growing?
Without running the cross-breaks, I suppose it is possible that most of the eight per cent of the population who believe that Labour would make their family better off but would not keep the economy growing responded “don’t know” to the question on the economy (25 per cent said “don’t know” and they presumably include those who think that it makes no difference which of the two parties wins the election).
Equally, it is possible that the 11 per cent who think that the Conservatives would keep the economy growing but that this would not make their families better off may believe that the benefits of growth would be appropriated by wicked capitalists or George Osborne’s friends and drinking partners, but it looks like a curious finding on the face of it.
This poll would seem to be a triumph for Ed Miliband’s attempt to dissociate the performance of the GDP figures from the “cost of living crisis” which afflicts so many target voters.
I can see why people might think their families would be better off if energy prices were lower:
Keep energy prices low?
And I can see why people might not associate fiscal responsibility with their own finances:
Keep public spending under control?
But it is peculiar that there appears to be a chunk of the electorate for whom their families’ prosperity is best served by the economy as a whole going to hell in a handcart.Tagged in: comres, opinion polls
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