Day: 10/11/2013

About that bedroom tax poll…


iain duncan smith

I was very interested to see a Guido Fawkes story on Friday, claiming that 54% of the public support the “spare room subsidy” (bedroom tax to you and me).

Aside from the remarkable tenacity in trying to regain the terms of the argument, by clinging to the clunking term “spare room subsidy” (like the “community charge”, it won’t work), I was interested in the polling. Given that I’ve been playing with survey data in my day job for the last week, Guido’s reading seemed a little…simplistic.

So I decided to look into it a little. This is what I found.

Read on…