The Telegraph Budget March 2017 Snap Poll
Online survey of the general public on behalf of the Telegraph on public perceptions towards the Budget, National Insurance Contributions and the Conservative Party.
  • Overall, the Budget appears to have harmed the Conservative Party’s electoral position – nearly half of the British public (46%) say that they are less likely to vote for the Conservatives at the next General election, compared to a quarter (27%) who say that they are more likely. 
  • Over half (55%) of the British public agree that Theresa May should have honoured the Conservative Party manifesto pledge not to raise National Insurance Contributions. Three in ten (31%) say that Theresa May should not have felt duty bound to do so.
  • Half of the British public (52%) say that the Chancellor was wrong to increase National Insurance Contributions for the self-employed in the Budget, compared to a third (34%) who say he was right.
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Date Published
11/03/2017
Client
The Telegraph
Methodology
ComRes interviewed 1,021 GB adults online on the 10th March 2017. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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