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Political Poll for The Independent

Voting intention and political views poll for The Independent published 10 August 2010

Date Published: 08 Aug 2010

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LIBERAL DEMOCRAT support has fallen to its lowest level since the start of the general election campaign, a ComRes poll for the Independent finds today.

The Conservatives are on 39 per cent, down one point since the last ComRes survey for the Independent on June 29.

Labour support is up two points to 33 per cent, while the Liberal Democrats are down two points to 16 per cent, their lowest support since early April.

The last time they polled lower was in January 2009, when they were backed by 15 per cent.

The Lib Dems are retaining just 63 per cent. of those who voted for them in May, compared with 92 per cent of Labour voters and 94 per cent of Conservatives.

In other findings:
Now that they have joined a coalition with the Conservatives, it is difficult to know what the Liberal Democrats stand for
Agree              73% (65% 2nd June)
Disagree          22% (29% 2nd June)

 “Britain is better off with a coalition government than it would have been if either the Conservatives or Labour had won the election outright”
Agree              36% (45% 2nd June)
Disagree          50% (43% 2nd June) 

ComRes telephoned a random sample of 1004 GB adults on 6-8 August 2010.  Data were weighted demographically and by past vote.

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