Jeremy Hunt’s Budget failed to deliver a major poll boost for the Tories with Labour maintaining a comfortable double digit lead, a new survey has suggested.
The Budget was delivered by the Chancellor on March 15 and Savanta conducted a poll on March 17-19 which put Labour on 45 per cent of the vote and the Tories on 31 per cent – a lead of 14 points.
The Tories were up by one point while Labour was unchanged when compared to a poll conducted before the Budget on March 10-12.
Chris Hopkins, political research director at Savanta, said: “Despite the Budget being relatively well-received, there’s been little movement in the headline voting intention.
“This is perhaps to be expected, given movement post-major political events tends to come a little later, but there has still been a concerted move towards the Conservatives recently, and this poll reinforces that.”
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