The Daily Politics will be worth watching today at noon.
The programme will publish the results of a poll which shows that Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling are less trusted to steer Britain's economy through the current downturn than David Cameron and George Osborne. The poll was conducted by ComRes following Alistair Darling's Pre-Budget Report on Wednesday.
33% of those polled said they trusted David Cameron and George Osborne most to steer Britain's economy through the current downturn compared with 26% saying they trusted Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling, a lead of 7% for David Cameron and George Osborne. In a similar poll conducted in April this year Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling had a lead of 3%.
The Liberal Democrats recorded their highest rating yet to this poll question with 16% of those questioned saying they trusted Nick Clegg and Vince Cable most. This compares with the April figure of 10%.
In the same poll 39% agreed with the statement that if the economy started to grow again before the next election it will be due mainly to the rescue package put in place by the government. This compares with 50% who disagreed with this statement.
That 39% figure is actually higher than I would have thought and will provide a crumb of comfort for Labour, but the turnaround in the headline figures of who is more trusted to run the economy will be very worrying for them.
UPDATE: The Times had a Populus poll this morning on a similar theme. "Nonetheless, overall trust in the Cameron/Osborne team to manage the economy has risen by five points since October to 46 per cent, the highest level since the question was first asked in August 2007. The Gordon Brown/Alistair Darling team has also improved by four points to 32 per cent, but now lags a record 14 points behind."