While Labour have dropped a point, their lead over the Conservatives has actually increased to 9 points because of the 3 point drop in Conservative support.
In contrast, UKIP have jumped to 13%, their highest figure in an Opinium survey while the Lib Dems remain below the double digit mark with 9%.
This week we asked people whether they thought the government should focus on cutting the deficit or on stimulating economic growth as well as whether the welfare budget has been cut enough.
Respondents were asked whether they agreed or disagreed with the following statement: “Government spending on welfare has been cut enough and should not be cut further”.
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Opinium Research carried out an online survey of 1,949 GB adults aged 18+ from 27th to 29th November 2012. Results have been weighted to nationally representative criteria.
Interview Method and Sample
This survey is conducted online by CAWI (computer aided web interviewing), using Opinium’s online research panel of circa 30,000 individuals. This research is run from a representative sample of GB adults (aged 18+ in England, Scotland and Wales). The sample is scientifically defined from pre-collected registration data containing gender, age (18-34, 35-54, and 55+), region (North East, North West, Yorkshire and Humberside, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West, Wales, and Scotland), working status and social grade to match the latest published ONS figures.
Opinium also takes into account differential response rates from the different demographic groups, to ensure the sample is representative.