Conservative comeback from Hunt and Budget headlines?
30 April 2012 Last updated at 11:11 BST
The government is reeling from complaints it got too close to the Murdochs, and Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt only received limited support from the prime minister in a TV interview.
A weekend poll put the Conservatives on 29%, their lowest rating for eight years.
Giles Dilnot looked at how the Tories and the coalition government could recover.