The Conservatives Have Made Our Lives Worse, Say Voters
EXCLUSIVE: Majority of voters say the Conservative-led Government has made their lives worse in the last 13 years, reports Adam Bienkov
A majority of British people say the Conservative Party has made their lives worse, according to an exclusive new poll revealing huge public dissatisfaction with how the UK has been governed over the past 13 years.
Asked by pollsters Omnisis whether the Conservative-led Government has made their lives better or worse since 2010, 55% said they have made it worse, with just 14% saying they have made it better.
This negative view of the Conservative Party’s handling of the last 13 years was shared across all age groups and regions of the UK, with little difference found between Brexit and Remain voters.
By contrast, voters had a markedly less negative view of the last Labour Government led by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, with voters split by 27% to 29% on whether it had made their lives better or worse.
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Rishi Sunak insisted this week that he is leading his party to another term in Government after the next general election, expected next year.
However, our poll found little enthusiasm for the prospect of another Conservative-led Government.
Just 13% said they believed another victory for Sunak’s party would make their lives better, compared to 42% who said it would make it worse.
This compared to 35% who said a Labour government would improve their lives and 23% who said it would make it worse.
The findings come as new figures reveal the UK economy is currently headed for years more of low growth and high inflation.
A new forecast by the IMF this week revised the UK’s growth prospects upwards from earlier predictions. However, the revised forecast still puts the UK on course to be the second-slowest-growing economy in the G7 this year.
The latest inflation figures published this week also showed a decline in the rate at which prices are rising in the UK. However, the latest ‘core inflation’ figures, which strip out temporary factors, show the rate at which prices are rising actually continues to increase, while food inflation remains at a near record high of almost 20%.
Our poll found that the economy is now overwhelmingly the dominant concern for British people.
Asked what the biggest challenge for the UK will be over the next twenty years, almost half (49%) picked the economy, with climate change and immigration coming a distant second and third on 18% and 17%.
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