Taxing Time For Government

Confidence in the Government is falling, according to fresh research just revealed today.

The poll - carried out by Lansdowne Market Research among 1,000 people nationwide - indicated that public confidence in the Government's handling of the economy is falling.

The plebiscite, carried out a month ago shows that 74% believe the Government's handling of the economy is either 'very poor' or 'fairly poor', an increase of 11% since the last similar poll in September.


Just 10% believed the Government's economic performance is 'good', a fall of five points, while 16% 'don't know', a fall of six.

Some 46% believe they will be worse off, an increase of 23 points since September.

At the same time, 38% think they will be the same, a fall of seven points, while just 16% think they will be better off in a year's time, fall of 16 points.

And 56% expect the Government to be forced into a General Election during the course of 2009, while 79% are worried that there will significant tax increases in the next Budget.


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