A majority of the public believes the government’s economic plan has failed and that it will be 'time for a change' in 2015, according to a ComRes survey for tomorrow's Independent.
A majority of the public believes the government’s economic plan has failed and that it will be ‘time for a change’ in 2015, according to a ComRes survey for tomorrow’s Independent.
Over half of those questioned (58 per cent) agreed that the government’s economic plan had failed and that it would be time for a change of government in 2015, while 31 per cent disagreed.
More people also supported Labour’s ‘time for a change’ message than the Conservatives’ likely slogan at the next general election – that they should be allowed to ‘finish the job’ of restoring Britain’s economic fortunes – according to the poll.
The Conservatives have managed to cut Labour’s lead in the polls, however.
According to ComRes, Labour’s lead is now six points. Labour is on 38 per cent (no change); the Conservatives 32 per cent (up four points); the UK Independence Party on 13 per cent (down one point); the Liberal Democrats on 9 per cent (down three points) and other parties on 8 per cent (down one point). If this were replicated at the 2015 General Election it would give Labour an overall majority of 78.
ComRes interviewed 1,001 GB adults by telephone between 26th and 28th April 2013. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults. Data were also weighted by past vote recall. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.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.