Daily Poll 28-1-11

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Are rising fuel prices forcing you to use your car less?

CHANCELLOR George Osborne has said he is considering cancelling the fuel duty increase due to take effect in April.

There is growing pressure to have a rethink on an extra 1p-a-litre rise at a time when petrol prices have soared after oil price and VAT increases.

He told BBC WM that the government could do “something about it” in the Budget on March 23, saying: “We can over-ride it. We are looking at that.”

But Labour said coalition was “all over the place” on fuel pricing.

The government has come under pressure from motorists to scrap the duty rise, as the cost of a litre of unleaded petrol has risen to almost £1.30 because of high global oil prices and this month’s VAT hike to 20 per cent.