A survey released moments ago by YouGov indicates wide support amongst the British people, that in principle the Tories have got it right on child benefit. 83% support the new rules and 15% oppose.
The Prime Minister may have tough a battle on his hands winning the argument that couples individually earning under £44,000, but over that amount when their earnings are combined will still receive child benefit.
There is also overwhelming support for a cap on the amount of benefits a family can receive. Under new Tory rules a family on benefits will never reach a higher income via the benefit system, than a family that goes out to work. Support is at 86% and opposition is at 8%.