1. ITV Report

Voter trust in George Osborne at record low

Chancellor George Osborne. Photo: PA Wire

Only 16% of the British public appear to trust the Chancellor George Osborne to see the country through the current economic situation, according to the ITV News Index Poll carried out by ComRes.

The survey found 62% of the 2,060 adults interviewed do not trust Mr Osborne to see the country through the current economic climate, while 22% did not know.

It is the worst trust score for Mr Osborne since October 2010 when the poll first started asking the public for their opinion on the subject.

Only 16% of the British public appear to trust the Chancellor to see the country through the current economic situation, a poll found.

Half (53%) of those questioned do not trust the Prime Minister to see the country through the current economic situation, while 31% do trust him and 16% do not know, the poll found.

It also showed that two-thirds (67%) of the population do not appear to trust the Deputy Prime Minister to see the country through the current economic climate, while 15% do trust him and 18% do not know.

Labour leader Ed Miliband and Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls. Credit: PA Wire

Voters appear to have slightly greater faith in Labour to see Britain through the current economic situation.

The poll found that 21% have faith in leader Ed Miliband, up 2% from last month but on the same level as October 2010.

That compares to 17% for shadow chancellor Ed Balls, up one percentage point from July. He was on 14% when he took over from Alan Johnson in January 2011.

But 57% of voters do not trust Mr Miliband to deal with the economy, down 3% on last month, while 59% of those questioned felt similarly about Mr Balls.

Visit the ComRes website for the full results of the poll.

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