An ITV News Index poll suggests more than a third of people believe that they have experienced unacceptable standards of care on the NHS
On the eve of George Osborne's crucial Budget, an ITV News Index survey suggested that 44% of voters think he should be sacked.
Our exclusive ITV News Index poll carried out with Comres makes challenging reading for the coalition - and George Osborne in particular.
A majority of those surveyed ITV News Index, carried out by ComRes, say compassion in nursing and the quality of patient care has declined:
- 65% agreed that nursing has become less compassionate in recent years
- 55% said patient care is worse now than it was a decade ago
Source: ITV News/ComRes
Only a quarter of the population believe the Chancellor's economic plan is right for the country, a new survey suggests.
The Index poll, conducted by ComRes for ITV News, found 24% agreed that George Osborne's economic plan is right for the country, while 41% disagreed and 35% did not know.
However, it appears that the public tend to blame the last Labour Government for the current economic situation rather than the current Coalition Government.
The survey, which questioned 2,019 British adults, found 37% blame the last Labour Government, whereas 16% blame the current Coalition Government and 32% blame both equally.
The British public are more likely to trust David Cameron and George Osborne to see the country through the current economic situation than Ed Miliband and Ed Balls, according to the latest ITV News Index.
The poll, carried out by ComRes, found that 33% back the Prime Minister and 21% support the Chancellor – but Miliband rates only at 23% and Ed Balls at 17%.
Also of concern to Labour is that there has been little change in the last year over who people blame most for the current financial crisis.
Some 37% blame the last Labour government while 16% accuse the current Coalition – in May 2012, the figures were 37% and 19%.
54 percent of those surveyed for the ITV News Index say they are not interested in watching coverage of Baroness Thatcher’s funeral.
The poll, carried out by ComRes, also found that a third (31%) of those polled disagreed with the statement and 15 percent didn't know.
Nearly two-thirds of British people agree that the police should stop any protest from disrupting the funeral of Baroness Thatcher, according to the ITV News Index.
The poll, carried out by ComRes, also found that 23 percent disagreed with the statement, while 12 percent didn't know.
61% of British adults think it is wrong to protest at Baroness Thatcher's funeral, according to the ITV News Index.
The poll, carried out by Comres, appears to show that 28 percent disagreed that it is wrong to protest at Wednesday's funeral and 11 percent of those asked weren't sure.
As major changes to disability benefits begin to come into force in the North of England today, the latest Index poll conducted by ComRes for ITV News reveals that the British public is deeply divided over the benefit reforms:
- Two in five (41%) of the British public support the changes
- one in three (36%) oppose them
- one in four (23%) are undecided
The public think the changes being made to welfare system are necessary to make work pay (51%) but are divided over whether or not they are fair:
- 42% feel that that the changes made to the welfare system by the Coalition are unfair
- 40% disagree
- 18% do not know whether changes are unfair or not.