New ComRes opinion poll statistics for The Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror have revealed that the Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne are more trusted to make decisions about the economy as opposed to their Labour counterparts.
Out of the 2,002 UK adults interviewed online by ComRes on 13 and 14 February 2013, 27 percent of pollers believed the Conservatives could be trusted to make correct economical decisions, compared to 20 percent of people who polled for Labour leader Ed Miliband and Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls.
Here is a breakdown of the figures:
- I trust David Cameron and George Osborne to make the right decisions about the economy
- Agree 27% (+2) Disagree 51% (-4) Net agree -24% (+6)
- I trust Ed Miliband and Ed Balls to make the right decisions about the economy
- Agree 20% (-1) Disagree 55% (+3) Net agree -35% (-4)
Ed Miliband's party polled 36 percent in February's figures, a one percent drop in Labour's poll rating from the previous month.
- Conservative: 35% (+2)
- Labour: 39% (-3)
- Lib Dem: 10% (0)
- UKIP: 8% (0)
- Others: 8% (+1)
- (Change since last ComRes online poll for Independent on Sunday/Sunday Mirror in August.)
The Martin Baxter calculator also produces a Labour majority of 42 seats on existing constituency boundaries.
The Liberal Democrats would lose 40 seats, down to just 17.
On new boundaries, now abandoned, the Labour majority would be cut to 14.