Lib Dem support sinks to lowest level since origin: PollJanuary 5th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 5 (ANI): The support for Britain’s Liberal Democrat Party has gone down to its lowest level in over a decade because the voters are now dissatisfied over coalition partner’s U-turn on promises to oppose higher university fees, according to a media poll.
The Lib Dems pledged to oppose moves to raise university tuition fees, but then reversed their stance after joining the right-leaning Conservative Party in a coalition government when neither party won an outright majority in the polls.
The Star quoted a “poll of polls” for the Independent newspaper as saying that support for the Lib Dems had sunk to its lowest level since the party was formed in 1988.
The poll also found that if elections were to be held tomorrow, only 11 percent of people would vote for the Liberal Democrats. The party received roughly 24 percent of the vote in last May’s election.
Forty percent of people would reportedly vote for Britain’s opposition Labour Party and 38 percent for Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives. If replicated at an election, Labour would have a 14-seat majority.
Meanwhile, the ratings of the Lib Dem leader, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who earlier outshone his better-known rivals in a series of televised election debates, are at the lowest levels for a third-party leader since 1989.
Only 38 percent rated Clegg’s performance as satisfactory. David Cameron had the highest approval rating at 48 percent, while new Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband was on 35 percent. (ANI)
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