Sunday, 1 April 2012

Stop voting for them, then!

ITV: Voters believe the Government has lost touch with ordinary people and overwhelmingly blame ministers for triggering panic-buying of petrol, according to an opinion poll.

The ComRes poll for The Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror found almost three-quarters - 72% - said the coalition was "out of touch with ordinary people".

  • 4 in 5 said ministers had caused an unnecessary panic over the threat of a tanker drivers' strike.
  • 71% believe Chancellor George Osborne had been wrong to extend VAT to hot pies and pasties
  • 64% oppose the so-called "granny tax" - scrapping age-related allowances for the over-65s.

The findings will make grim reading for David Cameron after a week in which ministers have come under sustained attack for the Budget, the fuel crisis, and Downing St dinners for wealthy donors.

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