ComRes interviewed 2,053 British adults online between 14th and 16th March 2014. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.
Date Published: 19 Mar 2014
Categories: Economy | Politics | Public and communities | UK
46% of Brits expect Budget to be bad for them
Nearly half of Britons (46%) expect George Osborne’s Budget this week to be bad for them personally, according to an ITV News Index poll carried out by ComRes. Just 9% expect it to be good for them, 27% said neither good nor bad, and 18% said they did not know.
Just 16% think the Budget will be good for the British public as a whole, compared to 47% who think it will be bad for the British public as a whole. Some 20% said neither, and 17% said they did not know. ComRes interviewed 2,053 people between March 14-16.
The majority of Britons expect the Budget to be good for people on high incomes (55%) and the banks and big business (51%), according to an ITV News Index poll carried out by ComRes. Just 14% said it would be bad for people on high incomes, 15% said neither, and 16% said they did not know.
Some 13% said it would be bad for banks and big business, 17% said neither, and 19% said they did not know.