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The green card scandal: More Britons now think Rishi Sunak is now doing a bad job rather than a good job as Chancellor

by LLB Reporter
11th Apr 22 10:14 am

New polling of the British public on Thursday and Friday last week shows more Britons now think Rishi Sunak is doing a bad job as Chancellor, rather than a good job. 37% now think Sunak is doing a bad job and 30% say good job. This compares unfavourably to before the Spring Statement where a similar pol in early March showed 34% saying good job and 25% saying bad job.

Meanwhile, more than twice as many Britons think Sunak is doing a bad job (50%) rather than a good job (21%) at tackling the cost of living crisis in Britain.

Key findings in the poll

Labour lead the Conservatives on which party is trusted ‘to reduce the cost of living for you and your family’ by a margin of 43% to 25%. This 18pt lead is up from 14pts in a similar poll taken just after the spring statement.

  • 43% trust Labour on this issue either ‘a great deal’ or a fair amount’. 51% say not very much or not at all. 6% don’t know.
  • Just 25% trust the Conservatives on this issue either ‘a great deal’ or ‘a fair amount’. 69% say either not very much or not at all. 6% don’t know.

Labour lead the Conservatives on which party is trusted to manage Britain’s taxes and public spending by a margin of 43% to 37%.

  • 43% trust the Labour Party either ‘a great deal’ or ‘a fair amount’ on this issue. 50% trust them not very much or not at all. 7% don’t know.
  • 37% trust the Conservatives ‘a great deal’ or ‘a fair amount’ on this issue. 58% say not very much or not at all. 5% don’t know.

54% say they would not describe Sunak as a tax cutting chancellor. More than half of 2019 Con voters say the same (54%). Overall 15% of Britons would describe Sunak this way. 20% say neither and 11% say don’t know.

Keiran Pedley, Director of Politics at Ipsos, said, “These numbers show what a bruising couple of weeks it has been for the Chancellor politically.

“More Britons now think he is doing a bad job as Chancellor rather than a good job and there is clear public doubt as to whether he is up to the job of tackling Britain’s perceived cost of living crisis.

“However, we have seen how volatile public opinion can be on leading politicians in the past. Time will tell if Rishi Sunak is able to arrest his declining poll numbers and turn them around.”

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