The latest Sun/YouGov poll shows more support for Labour's argument on the cuts than the coalition's.
The latest Sun/YouGov poll (pdf) shows more support for Labour’s argument on the cuts than the coalition’s. Forty per cent say the government’s public spending cuts are “too deep”, with 43% saying they are “too quick” – echoing Ed Balls’s “too far and too fast” mantra.
As the charts above show, only 28% and 26%, respectively, think the cuts are “about right” in their pace and depth, with just 12% and 13%, respectively, believing the scale of the cuts is “too slow” and “too shallow”.
The poll also reveals 48% say the government’s deficit reduction programme is “bad for the economy” (v 35% good), and 57% say the cuts are being carried out “unfairly” (v 26% fairly). However, 55% say cuts are “necessary”, with less than half that figure (27%) believing they are unnecessary, and 35% say the last Labour government is “most to blame for the current spending cuts”, with 26% blaming the coalition.
Interesting figures – though for some reason, this poll, commissioned by The Sun, appears not to have been covered by The Sun. Now, why might that be?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.