Confidence in the UK’s economy has fallen to its lowest level since the eve of the financial crash in 2008, according to a new Guardian/ICM poll. The poll found that 57% of voters are not confident about the state of the economy, compared with 42% of voters who reported confidence in the economy, their own finances and their ability to meet living costs. The gap between these two figures produces a net confidence index of -15 points – the lowest since July 2008, two months before the collapse of Lehman Brothers. ICM has measured financial confidence 25 times since 2001, and that July 2008 poll was the only other time confidence was lower.