Majority of Brits Support Labour’s New Policies, Poll Shows

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25th September 2014 11:21 - Central Government

A recently conducted survey has uncovered the public’s opinion on several of the Labour party’s new policies.

Of the 2,141 British adults questioned, the majority (54%) said they would support the Labour party’s initiative to freeze the level of child benefit until 2017 - one third (33%) said they “tend to support” and one fifth (21%) said they “strongly support.” In contrast, one third said they either “tend to oppose” (21%) or “strongly oppose” (12%).

When asked about the Labour Party’s policy idea to means-test the winter fuel payment for pensioners so it no longer goes to the richest 5% of pensioners, three quarters (75%) of the survey’s respondents said they were in favour of this, compared to less than one fifth (18%) who were against it.

Furthermore, around seven in 10 (72%) said they backed Labour’s plans to introduce a new tax on properties worth over £2million - more than two fifths (42%) “strongly supported” this, and three in 10 (30%) said they “tend to support” it. At the other end of the spectrum, just under one fifth (18%) said they disapproved of this proposed policy - just over one in 10 (11%) stated they “tend to oppose” and 7% “strongly opposed.”

And, finally, when questioned about the Labour Party’s strategy to increase the top rates of income tax to 50p for income over £150,000, almost two thirds (65%) said they supported the proposed action - almost two fifths (38%) said they “strongly support” the plan, and more than one quarter (27%) said they “tend to support it.” Conversely, just under one quarter (23%) said they opposed the idea - around one sixth (15%) said they “tend to oppose” and less than one in 10 (8%) “strongly opposed.”

This research in this insight was conducted by YouGov.

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