Economic confidence is sliding but Labour is still losing out in the blame game, according to a new Guardian/ICM poll.
Only 42% of voters report confidence in the economy, their own finances and their ability to meet living costs, while 57% say they are not confident. The gap between these two figures produces a net confidence index of -15 points – the second-lowest on record since ICM began asking this regular question in 2001.
But asked what explains the latest slowdown, 30% of respondents continue to blame debts racked up by the last Labour government, and just 24% blame the coalition's sharp spending cuts.
So according to this than 1 in 4 would like to see the govt continue to spend money that it's not got. Clearly they aren't looking at the numbers as this govt is still spending money it hasn't got and seems to keep breaking records for the most borrowed in a month.