Ipsos MORI's Tuition Fees Vote Poll for the News of the World finds belief in Nick Clegg's trustworthiness has diminished since the election, and half of Lib Dem voters are less likely to vote Lib Dem in future because of the tuition fee issue. The public also say MPs should not break the promises they made to get elected, even if they have changed their minds about what's best for the country. Lack of support for the increase Nearly two thirds of the public (64%) say they oppose the tuition fee increase, with just over a quarter (28%) supporting it. When asked to pick their preferred option for university funding, a third (33%) say they would like to keep the existing 1633,225 fee cap, one in five (21%) want free university education for all students paid for by a cut in the number of places. Few favour a graduate tax (14%) or the government policy of increasing the cap on fees to 1639,000 (12%). Impact of the increase Most people think it will affect people like them: 54% say it will make young people from families like theirs less likely to go to university. People with children are split about whether it will make them less likely to send their children to university: 46% say the increase will make them less likely to send their children to university and 40% say it will make no difference. The increase is thought likely to impact on young people from deprived backgrounds and middle income families:
- 75% think it will make young people from deprived backgrounds less likely to go to university
- 59% think it will make young people from middle income households less likely to go to university
- 11% think it will make young people from higher income households less likely to go to university
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