The Fink had a go at “punk tax cutters” yesterday despite always claiming that he is in favour of lower taxes (in the long term) – it is just that those pesky voters don’t believe politicians who promise them – so don’t promise tax cuts – is his argument. Well a new poll from ComRes suggests he is wrong and that if a credible politician made a credible promise, it would be popular. It found that:
- 67% of people now think we are paying the price for government overspending.
- 59% of people agree tax cuts would be a better response to the downturn than increased public spending. Only 18% disagree.
- 68% supported an immediate and substantial cut in interest rates.
- 67% agreed that Gordon Brown should take a 10% pay cut.