Positive polling


Yesterday saw the publication of a very interesting new poll from the Taxpayers' Alliance. It found that:

  • 67 percent of people now think we are paying the price for government overspending.
  • 59 percent of people agree tax cuts would be a better response to the downturn than increased public spending. Only 18 percent disagree.
  • 68 percent supported an immediate and substantial cut in interest rates.
  • 67 percent agreed that Gordon Brown should take a 10 percent pay cut.

Interesting stuff. We all know that politicians rarely listen to good sense, but are more than happy to be blown by the wind of public opinion. Perhaps this is one of those rare occasions when both things are pointing in the same direction.