81% of people were dissatisfied with the Government’s response to the cost of living crisis – with 49% being ‘highly dissatisfied’.
This acrimony was consistent across social classes, with 78% of those in the highest social group and 80% in the lowest social group expressing dissatisfaction with the Government’s response.
Of those who voted Conservative at the 2019 General Election, 38% said they were highly dissatisfied and 34% said they were dissatisfied – showing the cross-party anger at the Government’s inaction.
Boris Johnson expressed his desire recently for the nation to “move on” from the ‘Partygate’ saga and focus on some of the big issues facing Britain and the world, not least: the war in Ukraine, regional inequalities, and the cost of living crisis.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has then announced a range of new policies to relieve the financial burden on households – particularly the poorest. But it appears the public believes these promises are happening far too late.
The online poll was conducted for Byline Times by Omnisis between 25th and 26th May 2022.
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