An eve of budget YouGov boost for Osborne? Last LAB government getting more blame for cuts. twitter.com/MSmithsonPB/st…
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) March 19, 2013
Unless this gap narrows a LAB victory cannot be assured
Today’s YouGov, just published, has the usual economy trackers including the above – who is most to blame for the current spending cuts.
The last LAB government, as can be seen, is getting an increasing amount of the blame. This comes after a period which has seen a narrowing of the gap.
I’ve long taken the view that this is a key pointer to the GE2015 outcome.
As we saw in the US last November a key part of Obama’s success was that voters still regarded the Bush administration as being to blame for the economy.
As long as these figures stay negative for Labour then victory in 2015 cannot be assured.
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