This graph from YouGov, showing majority support for inflation or more-than-inflation increases in working age benefits, is doing the rounds:
It certainly seems to vindicate what I said on Tuesday, in advance of the YouGov poll result:
There really is no need for Ed Miliband and Co. to beat themselves up about getting ‘on the wrong side’ of public opinion, of being seen to side with the shirkers, not the strivers.
How could I possibly be this wise? I hear you asking. How could I possibly know in advance of the polling that Osborne’s latest wheeze had fallen flat.
Well, here’s the secret to my success.
It’s all because I have access to information that people like our Dan apparently don’t have. This information comes in the form of something called ‘real people’. I speak to ‘real people’ on a regular basis, and many of these ‘real people’ have been making it increasingly clear that they’re not falling for this bollocks about everyone on benefits being a total scrounger.
‘Real people’ , telling you stuff that you listen to. It could catch on.