ADVERTISEMENT

In a poll on how the UK should handle inflation, Boris Johnson trails Labour.

 


According to a poll, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government is trailing the Labour opposition on the issue of inflation management, implying that the cost-of-living crisis is becoming increasingly damaging to the Conservatives.

According to YouGov Plc, a record 72 percent of those polled believe the government is mismanaging the economy, with three-quarters believing it is mismanaging inflation. More over half of Conservative voters in 2019 expressed dissatisfaction with the government.


Voters were split on whether Keir Starmer's Labour Party would be better at handling the economy, but they gave the opposition a commanding lead on inflation. When asked which party would do a better job of keeping prices down, Labour beat the Conservatives by 28 percent to 14 percent, according to the poll. 


Consumer prices have risen at the fastest rate in three decades, eroding purchasing power and inflicting the worst blow to living standards in at least a generation in the United Kingdom. The government is hiking taxes, and there will be additional price increases for everything from food and energy to clothing.


According to YouGov, the study shows a significant decline in mood from a year ago, when only 40% believed the government was handling the economy poorly. Between May 14 and May 16, the business polled 1,819 adults.

Tags

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT