A new ComRes poll for the Independent shows overwhelming public support for a windfall tax on the banks. But in their coverage, the Independent made no mention of the finding, which is at odds with their columnist Bruce Anderson.
A new ComRes poll for the Independent shows overwhelming public support for a windfall tax on the banks. As the chart below shows 66 per cent agreed that a “windfall tax should be imposed on the banks,” 25 per cent disagreed, and 9 per cent do not know.
The Independent made no mention of the finding in their coverage focusing instead on public support for “David Cameron’s call for the size of the state to be slimmed down.”
The sole commentary on the web is provided by Liberal Conspiracy’s Chris Baynard who early this morning wrote:
“66% of all voters, including 68% of Conservatives and 76% of Labour supporters agreed that a Windfall Tax should be imposed on banks. Only 25% disagreed.”
Could it be that the Independent were reluctant to publish findings at odds with their columnists? Much to Left Foot Forward’s dismay, Bruce Anderson wrote yesterday: “Let’s have more rich bankers, not fewer.”Like this article? Sign up to Left Foot Forward's weekday email for the latest progressive news and comment - and support campaigning journalism by making a donation today.