Living standards the 2015 challenge - Conservatives

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Slides of polling from the Resolution Foundation and YouGov which gives fresh insight into what voters think the Conservatives can (and can’t) achieve on the economy and in relation to living standards at the 2015 election. Launched at the Resolution Foundation event - Living Standards: the 2015 challenge with Jesse Norman MP and Rob Halfon MP http://res-fdn.org/1arhtFp
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  • 1. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Living Standards: the 2015 challenge 1 #livingstandards
  • 2. People blame all of the main parties for the fall in living standards over recent years but Labour slightly more 2 #livingstandards ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..
  • 3. Conservative supporters are much more likely to blame Labour while Labour supporters are more evenly split 3 #livingstandards ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..
  • 4. Economic recovery is not yet feeding through to people’s personal finances 4 #livingstandards ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..
  • 5. But increasing optimism over whether Britons expect to be better off by time of the next election in 2015 5 #livingstandards ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..
  • 6. Majority expect that if economy recovers it will benefit people like them in terms of higher living standards 6 #livingstandards ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..
  • 7. Conservatives very slightly ahead as party most trusted to have ideas and competence on living standards 7 #livingstandards ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..
  • 8. We also asked the public which party is most likely to make difference to specific aspects of living standards 8 #livingstandards …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. In each of these areas - by 2015, which government, if any, would be most likely to: - Help raise the pay of low-wage workers without damaging the overall economy - Make it easier for more people to move into employment - Put downward pressure on the cost of living so that household bills are as low as possible - Ensure that the wages of the majority of those in work rise in line with overall growth in the economy - Ensure that the right level of welfare benefits goes to people who genuinely need help - Increase the amount of affordable housing in Britain - Deliver a system of affordable and high-quality childcare that supports working parents - Ease the pressure on households by reducing taxes
  • 9. The Conservatives lag Labour on all measures except cutting taxes 9 #livingstandards ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..
  • 10. But in most cases more people feel it will make no difference which party is in power 10 #livingstandards ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..
  • 11. Strongest sentiment is that Conservatives (& other parties) lack good ideas on aspects of living standards 11 #livingstandards ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..
  • 12. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Living Standards: the 2015 challenge 12 #livingstandards
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