Voters trust Tories more than Labour on public services
A new poll carried out online by YouGov for Policy Exchange and published today in the News of the World, which you can read here, says that voters believe schools and hospitals would be better under David Cameron.
The weighted findings of the poll showed that :
* 29% of people trusted the Tories most to deliver value for money on public services, compared to 19% who favoured Labour
* 26% trust the Tories most to provide the best quality public services, compared to 23% for Labour.
The Conservatives also came out ahead when voters were asked which party was more likely to protect the quality of public services from spending cuts by increased efficiency.
The survey included a question for those who actually work in the public services, and of these most respondents said "not much" or "none" of the extra spending under Labour had gone on improving the quality of service for the general public. 84% said "lots" or "a fair amount" had gone on bureaucracy.
Policy Exchange Director Neil O'Brien said: "People simply do not believe that public services have improved in the last ten years.
"Even the vast majority of public sector workers themselves think that the Government's supposed extra investment been wasted.
"These figures suggest the Government has completely lost the faith of the public when it comes to the effective delivery of public serves."