Is it set to rise further?
The latest Ipsos-MORI issues index is out and the big movers have been fuel prices, up 4 to 9, and the EU/Europe/Euro which has gone from 4% in October to 8% now. This is its highest level since 2005.
For much of the period since then the level of concern recorded by MORI has been in the 2-3% range.
This polling is unique in that respondees are not prompted at all during their face- to face interviews. They are invited to name as many issues affecting the country as they like.
Many see this structure as being a good test of salience – how strongly people feel and clearly, this is rising sharply.