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Poll: Tories 'are more trusted'

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Who do you trust more to lead an economic recovery?


The Conservatives are more trusted than Labour to oversee a strong economic recovery according to an opinion poll for BBC2's Daily Politics programme.

The ComRes poll found 43% of those questioned said they trusted the Conservatives most to 'put in place the right conditions for a strong economic recovery'.

That compared with 31% for Labour and 11% for the Lib Dems.

But 36% of those polled said they trusted Labour most to protect jobs, compared with 31% for the Conservatives.

It also found that George Osborne's plan to end child tax credits for families with income over £50,000 is overwhelmingly supported with 72% in favour and 25% against.

FULL SURVEY RESULTS


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A majority of those questioned opposed the Conservative's plan to bring forward the increase in the state pension age with 45% supporting the idea with 52% opposing it.

The opinion poll was conducted by ComRes who interviewed 1008 people on 7 and 8 October.

FULL RESULTS:

TRUST ON THE ECONOMY - which party do you trust most to:

• put in place the right conditions for a strong economic recovery
Con 43%, Lab 31%, LD 11%

• cut public spending without harming public services:
Con 34%, Lab 30%, LD 16%

• set fair taxes
Con 36%, Lab 30%, LD 17%

• protect jobs
Con 31%, Lab 36%, LD 14%

REDUCING GOVERNMENT DEBT

• "Freezing public sector pay for workers earning over £18,000 a year is a good way to help reduce Government debt"
Agree 49% Disagree 48%

• "Ending child tax credit for families with incomes over £50,000 is a good way to help reduce Government debt"
Agree 72% Disagree 25%

• "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"
Agree 45% Disagree 52%

• "Inheritance tax should only apply to properties worth over £1m"
Agree 71% Disagree 26%

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