October 25, 2010
Guardian/ICM poll: Cuts seen as unfair but Tories three points ahead: Labour slip behind the Conservatives in Guardian poll for first time since July, but opposition to cuts is deepening (Julian Glover, 10/25/10, guardian.co.uk)
A majority of voters are convinced that the consequences of spending cuts will be unfair, according to a Guardian/ICM poll.
But the poll suggests there is no full-scale revolt against the coalition measures after last week's comprehensive spending review, with Labour slipping behind the Conservatives for the first time in the Guardian polling series since July.
The Conservatives have turned a two-point deficit in the Guardian's last ICM poll into a three-point lead, 39% to 36%. The government also retains a strong lead on economic competence.
Political correctness requires us to pretend we care that cuts impact the poor. But we aren't poor, so we support cuts. Posted by Orrin Judd at October 25, 2010 2:27 PM