Are spending cuts back? Deliberative poll results…

An intriguing new poll from PoliticsHome suggest an important shift in public attitudes on “tax and spend” issues.

“The results of this special deliberative study, involving a balanced group of over 1,400 people, point to a new landscape of public opinion on issues of tax and spend.

Gradually, since 2005, opinion has demonstrably shifted away from a feeling that the government should be spending more on programmes and services, to a feeling that the government spends too much. The change has been taking place since 2005

Resentment about the bank bailouts, concern about the national debt and a feeling that the VAT cut has not so far been effective seems to have translated into a majority view that the government should spending money so freely.”

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