Political commentators, journalists and politicians have all
been weighing up the merits of David Cameron's speech to the
Conservative party conference, but what do the British public
Themes from the Prime Minister's speech
included: 'Britain on the rise' and the need to
create an 'aspiration nation.' So, how was it
received? Lightspeed have conducted a poll to ask: Do
you think David Cameron is in touch with the concerns of the
The results show a majority (70%) of people think he is not in
touch. And there are regional variations, with more people in North
(76%) saying David Cameron is not in touch with their concerns,
compared to the South (65%).
The public mood at the moment is focused on the impact of
austerity and concerns about the economic future of the country.
The public want government to focus, primarily, on economic growth.
At a time when so many in society are experiencing a tightening of
the purse strings, and for some, a real decline in living
standards, it is not easy to make 'aspiration' a rallying cry.
Source: Kantar, Lightspeed Research