New polling shows majority of people think that benefits should rise with inflation

The latest polling from Ipsos-Mori will raise a few eyebrows in Westminster – especially in the Treasury – after it reveals that the vast majority of the population (59%) back benefits rising with inflation – with 10% even backing benefits rising beyond inflation.

By contrast, only 11% think that benefits should not rise at all and just 16% agree with the Chancellor that they should rise by less than inflation. Let’s see that as a chart:


This may leave Osborne in a more difficult position than he imagined if he wants to paint Labour as being in the minority on benefits…

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