New ComRes Poll – Labour 1% Ahead
Conservative 37% (down 1%)
Labour 38% (no change)
Lib Dem 14% (up 3%)
Most people still blame Labour for Britain’s economic woes. Asked whether the Coalition is more to blame than the previous Labour Government for the current state of the economy, only one in four (26 per cent) agrees and 62 per cent disagree. Labour voters are divided; some 48 per cent think the Coalition is more to blame but a surprisingly high proportion — 42 per cent — disagrees with this statement.
Asked whether they trust Mr Cameron and Mr Osborne to make the right decisions on the economy, 35 per cent agree and 55 per cent disagree – a net “economic trust” rating of minus 20 points.
Labour’s position is much worse. Only 24 per cent trust Mr Miliband and Mr Balls to make the right decisions on the economy, while 65 per cent do not – a net rating of minus 41 points. Some 42 per cent of Labour supporters do not trust the party leader and Shadow Chancellor to make the right decisions, while 51 per cent do.
ComRes surveyed 1,001 GB adults online on 27-29 January 2012. Data were weighted to be demographically representative and by past vote recall.