"Ask British people how to beat poverty and they are on the Conservative side. According to a YouGov survey for Policy Exchange, only 3% believe that higher benefits are the best way of beating poverty. Reducing unemployment, cutting tax on low earners and improving education are seen as 10 times more important. Downing Street's internal polling confirms that the coalition's welfare reforms are by far its most popular policies: introducing the benefit cap; reducing the cost of housing benefit; reducing the gap between public and private sector remuneration."
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