There's a fascinating analysis by Nigel Stanley of the TUC on the Touchstone blog this morning commenting on a YouGov poll on people's attitudes towards the cuts.
Maybe the key graph is this one:
Sorry it's a bit small, but the key point is a simple one. People are realising that the cuts are grossly unfair in ever increasing numbers. And that's before they have really begun.
I'm not saying that proves the ConDems have got it all wrong (I just think that). Opinion polls are fickle. But it does show perceptions in response to a consistent question are changing, and that is very important, and powerful.