Most see the blues as being for the rich
The monthly phone poll by ComRes for the Indy is just out and has the Tories up 4 on the very low 28% recorded in October. This move is greater than the margin of error .
But CON strategists might be concerned that the move back to the Tories has not been at the expense of Labour which also moves up.
To have any chance of coming out with most seats Cameron’s party has to be ahead of LAB and there is clearly some way to go.
In other questions a majority of those polled said they believed that the Conservative Party only represents the interests of the rich.
This comes comes after Nick Boles, the Planning Minister and an ally of David Cameron, warned last week that â€œthe single biggest problem the Conservative Party faces is being seen as the party of the rich.â€ Some 51% agree with the statement that â€œthe Conservative Party only represents the interests of the rich,â€ while 42% disagreed.
This perception is shared by 18% of those who voted Tory in 2010 agree as do 10% of current CON supporters. Women (54%) are more likely to agree than men (47%).
According to ComRes, the public do not trust either David Cameron or Ed Miliband to protect the NHS. The Labour leader (33%) is trusted by slightly more people than the Prime Minister (30%). Some 56% do not trust EdM on the issue, giving him a net rating of minus 23%. Some 61% do not trust Dave, making his net rating minus 31%.
Attempts by ministers to blame Labour for the problems in the NHS appear to have failed. Asked whether the present Government has a better record on the NHS than the previous Labour Government, 28% agree but 57% disagree.