Voters appear to have slightly greater faith in Labour to see Britain through the current economic situation, according to the ITV News Index carried out by ComRes.
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 have faith in Mr Miliband to deal with the economy, down 3% on last month. 59% of those questioned felt similarly about Mr Balls.
It's not just the worse than expected public borrowing figures that might ruin George Osborne's parliamentary recess.
Only 16% of the British public appear to trust the Chancellor George Osborne to see the country through the current economic situation.
More spending and more borrowing are the opposite of what the government hopes to achieve.