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A ComRes poll for ITV News/The Independent shows the Conservatives extending their lead to seven points as Liberal Democrats struggle to maintain their recent poll surge

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Date Published
27 Apr 2010

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A ComRes poll for ITV News/The Independent shows the Conservatives extending their lead to seven points as Liberal Democrats struggle to maintain their recent poll surge

 

The ComRes poll shows the Conservatives on 36%, Labour on 29%, Liberal Democrats on 26% and Others on 9%.

 

This compares with figures from ComRes yesterday that put the Conservatives on 33%, Liberal Democrats on 29%, Labour on 29% and Others on 9%.

 

This poll gives the Conservatives 282 seats - 44 short of an overall majority – Labour 259 seats and Liberal Democrats 77.

 

ComRes also asked about attitudes towards proportional representation and, ahead of tomorrow night’s debate, about which economic team are trusted most to deliver economic recovery:

 

Q1.  “I am not really sure what using PR to elect MPs to the House of Commons would involve”

 

Agree                45%

Disagree           43%

DK                    12%

 

Q2.  “I think introducing some form of PR into Britain’s electoral system would be a good thing”

 

Agree                62%

Disagree           20%

DK                    18%

 

Q3.  “It would be good for British democracy if more small parties were represented in the House of Commons even if this means giving parties like the BNP a chance to win seats”

 

Agree                54%     

Disagree           40%

DK                    6%

 

Q4.  “Nick Clegg’s statement that PR would be the price for him joining a coalition government makes me more likely to vote for him”

 

Agree                24%

Disagree           61%

DK                    15%

 

 

Q5. Putting your party allegiance aside, who do you trust most to steer Britain's economy through the current downturn?  (rotate)

                                                                        March               Last week         Now


Gordon Brown & Alistair Darling                          33%                  28%                  31%     
David Cameron & George Osborne                    27%                  26%                  28%
Nick Clegg & Vince Cable

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