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61% 'think economic growth has only benefited the wealthy'

As Britain's economy grew to 1.9%, its best annual performance since 2007, an ITV News poll appears to show that 61% of voters think the growth has only benefited the wealthy. 74% also believed the gap between rich and poor is getting bigger.

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  1. Tom Bradby

Labour and Tories fighting on different bits of battlefield

The ITV News Index today shows you've got around 60% of people who think that the recovery, such as it is so far, is only benefiting the wealthy.

That is almost exactly the same figure as the number of people who back the idea of putting the top rate of tax back up to 50p.

It may not be a coincidence that those two figures are aligning. Clearly there are a lot of people who feel locked out of the benefits of economic recovery. I think that is a serious issue for the Tories.

The other issue is that Labour and the Tories are now trying to fight on totally different bits of the battlefield.

The Tories are concentrating on the economy as a whole, saying: 'Look, you know it was in a mess. We fixed it and we need to continue the job'.

The Labour party is saying that even if they do fix the economy, it's not going to benefit all of you.

Very different interpretations and I guess the election will show which one was right.

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