The changes in the chart are with the ComRes phone poll last month. I treat ComRes phone polls as a separate series from ComRes online.
A majority of people aged 65 and over believe that pensioners should not be immune from public spending cuts, according to the poll. They are more likely than any other age group to think that pensioners should not enjoy special protection from the cuts.
Amid an intense political debate over whether pensionersâ€™ benefits such as the winter fuel allowance should be maintained, the general public agrees by a margin of 49% to 46% that pensioners should â€œbe no more immune to the impact of government spending cuts than other members of society.â€
Surprisingly, 56% of the 65+ agree with this statement, while 36% disagree. The strongest support for protecting pensioners is among younger people. Some 42% of 18-24 year-olds agree that pensioners should be no more immune from cuts than others, while 52% disagree. Men (53%) are more likely than women (46%) to think that pensioners should not be more immune to cuts than other groups.
This morning’s YouGov update
Today's YouGov for Sun has LAB lead at 7% CON 32 LAB 39 LD 9 UKIP 12
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