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Public vote on austerity cuts and spending plans

9 January 2012 Last updated at 13:56 GMT

Adam Fleming took the mood box to find out whether the public thought the age of austerity was worth it as the crisis in the eurozone rumbles on, government cuts are starting to bite, and the cost of living continues to go up.

The Daily Politics occasionally uses a few coloured balls and plastic bins - we call them a mood box - in a series of unscientific polls to see what people think about key issues.

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