Peter Hoskin

Tories more trusted on NHS than Labour

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The Tories will be pleased.  After the #welovetheNHS brouhaha of the past couple of weeks, a ComRes poll in tomorrow's Independent on Sunday gives them a healthy lead on the NHS.  In response to the statement "The NHS would be safer under Labour than the Conservatives," 39 percent of respondents said they agreed, while 47 percent said they disagreed.  That's an 8 point advantage for the Tories.

It's pretty devastating stuff for Labour, but - oddly - comes in one of the Tories' weakest policy areas.  Let's hope this encourages Cameron & Co. to think and talk more about health service reform.