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Cameron’s immigration problem

Two years in, Tory voters disapprove of the government’s domestic reforms

By Peter Kellner   May 2012

As David Cameron approaches his second anniversary as prime minister, YouGov’s latest poll for Prospect brings him some good news and some bad news.

The good news is that the public’s verdict is reasonably positive on his biggest challenges—sorting out the public finances and working to strengthen Britain’s economy in the long term. The bad news is that voters give his ministers low marks on all five features of the domestic social agenda that YouGov tested.

To gauge voters’ attitudes, we took ten objectives that Cameron himself has stressed since he entered Downing Street. In each case we asked voters…

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