16% of voters trust Chancellor to see Britain through economic situation

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.

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

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.

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Trust in Osborne at record low

Public trust in the Chancellor is at its lowest since polling on the issue for the ITV News Index by ComRes began in October 2010. Only 16% of voters questioned had faith in him. It comes as public sector net borrowing increased by £600m in July