Should he worry about these numbers?
There’s a new ComRes online poll out for tomorrow’s Indy on Sunday and the Sunday Mirror. As well as the latest voting intention figures – LAB 42+1/CON 32nc/ LD 9-2/UKIP 8+1the big focus is on George Osborne with no less than nine questions relating directly to him. These are:-
Do you agree or disagree with this statement:
I am satisfied with the way George Osborne is doing his job as Chancellor of the Exchequer
Agree 23% Disagree 51%
In your view, does each of the following statements apply or not to the current Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne?
Is out of touch with the public Does apply 59% Does not apply 20%
Is too posh to understand the financial pressures on ordinary people Does apply 55% Does not apply 23%Â
Comes across as arrogant Does apply 52% Does not apply 24%Â
Has made too many mistakes to be taken seriously Does apply 48% Does not apply 25%Â
Is an able politician Does apply 31% Does not apply 39%Â
Is doing a good job in difficult times Does apply 27% Does not apply 46%Â
Is leading the countryâ€™s economy in the right direction Does apply 25% Does not apply 46%
Should be replaced by someone like William Hague Does apply 21% Does not apply 34%
I’m not a fan of the ComRes agree/disagree format which can produce leading questions.
Mike Smithson @MSmithsonPB