According to a YouGov poll published in the Daily Telegraph on 29/11/04:
- 59% of voters thought that "most MPs make a lot of money by using public office improperly"
- 78% agreed that "to win elections, most parliamentary candidates make promises they have no intention of keeping"
- 85% believed that "most MPs will tell lies if they feel the truth would hurt them politically"
And all this before the MPs expenses scandal!