We had a fabulous turnout for this morning's survey canvass in Princes Park and managed to cover a huge amount of ground as a result. We are currently doing a survey on the credit crisis and I have to say whilst it is one of the most successful surveys we've ever done, it is also one of the most depressing. I do not exaggerate when I say that everyone has been effected by the credit crunch and in the past few weeks, including today, I've met a number of people who have gone through redundancy threats at work. One lady I spoke to had survived the threat of losing her job, but another chap hadn't. Both were feeling bad but ironically it was the one who had kept her job who was more emotional.
I am sure more people than usual will be taking an interest in next week's Budget. I got the impression that people won't be fooled by "giveaway gimmicks" but are holding out genuine hope for real measures to be introduced that will help ease the burden of the rising cost of living. I think we all are.