Public wary of Conservative deficit reduction plans
It does not show overwhelming support for George Osborne’s deficit reduction package. Here are some of the results:
|Freezing public sector pay for workers earning over £18,000 a year is a good way to help reduce Government debt||49%||48%|
|Bringing forward the date at which the state pension age increases to 66 for men and women is a good way to help reduce Government debt||45%||52%|
|Ending child tax credit for families with incomes over £50,000 is a good way to help reduce Government debt||72%||25%|
|Inheritance tax should only apply to properties worth over £1m||71%||26%|
|COMRES fieldwork Oct 7-8 sample size: 1008|
The inheritance tax question is badly worded. Nor am I surprised by the support for limiting child tax credit as a big majority of people earn less than that.