Online survey of the general public on behalf of the Telegraph on public perceptions towards the Budget, National Insurance Contributions and the Conservative Party.
- Overall, the Budget appears to have harmed the Conservative Party’s electoral position – nearly half of the British public (46%) say that they are less likely to vote for the Conservatives at the next General election, compared to a quarter (27%) who say that they are more likely.
- Over half (55%) of the British public agree that Theresa May should have honoured the Conservative Party manifesto pledge not to raise National Insurance Contributions. Three in ten (31%) say that Theresa May should not have felt duty bound to do so.
- Half of the British public (52%) say that the Chancellor was wrong to increase National Insurance Contributions for the self-employed in the Budget, compared to a third (34%) who say he was right.
Date Published: 11/03/2017
Categories: Finance | GB | Media | Politics | Public and communities
Client: The Telegraph
ComRes interviewed 1,021 GB adults online on the 10th March 2017. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.