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Poll finds majority oppose Osborne's benefit cuts
14 December 2012
Ipsos MORI Researcher, Toris Harris discusses the latest Political Monitor and whether all groups in society are being asked to contribute fairly to the government's response to the economic crisis through taxes or cuts to public services.
The Election’s Not Over Yet
30 January 2010
Sir Robert Worcester examines why it's far too early to call the result of the election and the different issues that will be key to the result.
The public do not trust politicians
30 June 2011
Low levels of trust in politicians and journalists alike mean that British politics needs to be more creative about re-building public confidence.
Three in four believe Britain’s governance needs improving
3 June 2009
MORI Founder Sir Robert Worcester looks back to the Major Government and even to the 1970s to contrast how the public felt then about Parliament and contrasts then with now. MPs are all talking about regaining trust. MPs weren't trusted then, and it is even worse now.
Trusting The Politicians
27 September 2002
The publication of the Prime Minister's dossier on Iraq seems to have had little effect in swinging public opinion. According to our poll for ITV News, published on Wednesday, only a quarter of those who would support British involvement in an attack on Iraq say the dossier had "a great deal" or "a fair amount" of influence on their decision - hardly more than the 18% of opponents who say the dossier influenced them against. While 16% feel they are more in favour of military action than they were a week ago, 12% are less in favour. Only 30% agree that "The information in the dossier has persuaded me that military action now needs to be taken against Iraq", even though 54% agree "The information in the dossier convinces me that Iraq poses a threat to international peace". The government's supposed trump card seems to have been a bit of a damp squib.
Whom Do We Trust? Neither Politicians Nor Journalists!
27 February 2003
Whom do we trust? Certainly not politicians nor journalists. Doctors, yes, and no doubt nurses. Certainly teachers, professors, judges and priests, but not everyone trusts even them to tell the truth. One person in five say they don't believe that either judges or the clergy can be trusted.
Worcester's Weblog - Too early to call?
29 January 2010
Sir Robert Worcester calls on pundits not to jump the gun and call the election too early. In this piece he explains the numerous issues and events that could still have a dramatic effect on who the country chooses as its next government.