Labour overturn Tory poll lead following budget
Sunday 25 March 2012
Labour has overturned the Conservatives' lead in the wake of George Osborne's highly controversial Budget, according to a poll published today.
The Tories are now trailing Labour by a point, the ICM survey for The Sunday Telegraph found. A poll by the same company in the days before Wednesday's Budget showed the Tories leading by three points.
The post-Budget poll also suggested many voters were against some of central measures in the Chancellor's statement.
Some 63% said they did not support the so-called granny tax which will see age-related income tax allowances phased out. Only 22% backed the move.
Just 8% of respondents said they thought they would be better off from the Budget, while 37% believed they would be worse off, and 47% thought their circumstances would not change significantly.
Cutting the top rate of income tax for the highest earners, from 50p to 45p, was opposed by 56% compared with 36% who supported it.
However, there was overwhelming support - from 79% - for the raising of the income tax threshold to £9,205.
Support for Labour, which has voiced strong criticism of what it calls the "Budget for millionaires", has risen two points since last weekend to 38%. The Tories are down two on 37% and their Liberal Democrat coalition partners are down two on 13%.
:: ICM Research interviewed a random sample of 1,000 British adults by telephone on March 22 and 23.
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