In the overall headline numbers in The Times’ poll there is no change with the Conservatives maintaining a 16% advantage. One of the most interesting findings is that "barely a half (51%) of those who voted Labour in 2005 say they would do so in a general election now". That figure contrasts with 83% for the Conservatives.
Populus also asked about some of the measures touted by Labour to boost the flagging UK economy:
- 58% support a windfall tax on energy companies but just 22% think it will make a significant difference to their economic situation.
- 68% back help for lower income families to pay higher fuel bills but only a quarter of voters think such help will be significant.
- 70% back a temporary suspension of stamp duty on house purchases but just 30% think it’ll make a big difference.
- 83% back public spending measures that would increase the affordability of house purchase. 33% believe such measures would be significant in their effect.