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Poll: Respondents want NHS to be protected from cuts

A poll by YouGov asked people to pick the area of government spending that they would most like to see cut and protected.

Top three areas respondents would like to see cut:

  • Overseas aid: 70%
  • Welfare benefits: 39%
  • Environment and climate change: 32%

Top three areas respondents would like to see protected:

  • NHS: 76%
  • Education and schools: 53%
  • Crime and policing: 42%

The controversial area of defence spending split respondents, with 20% calling for further cuts and 17% preferring to see it protected.