Mr Gove announced here
“The opinion poll concerned was a YouGov opinion poll conducted between the 19 and 20 January, which showed that 44% of people aged 18 to 24 were opposed to the abolition of the education maintenance allowance, and 45% of people in that age group supported the abolition of EMA, which meant that there was a one-point lead for the Government position.”
says the opposite:
“The British public is largely split over the Government’s plans to abolish the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA), with slightly more people disagreeing with the plans than agreeing, but no majority view on either side.
46% thought that the EMA should be kept in place
Compared to a substantial 41% who wanted EMA written off by the Government.”
Another own goal, Mr Gove.