Lib Dems lead UK poll raceApril 19th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.19 (ANI): The Liberal Democrat party in Britain has taken a shock lead in the three-way race to win this year’s General Election, but a YouGov opinion poll has warned that voters are not too enamoured by its “potty policies”.
The Sun, quoting from the poll, put support for Nick Clegg’s party at a staggering 33 per cent.
It is the first time the former Liberals have been in the lead in a general election race for 104 years.
The Conservatives lag one point behind at 32 per cent, while Labour have tanked on just 26 per cent.
Of the top ten plans put forward by his party, six of them have been given a resounding thumbs down.
They were on an illegal immigrant amnesty, community service instead of jail for criminals, upping taxes to scrap tuition fees, giving more powers to Brussels, joining the Euro and halting nuclear power stations.
One of the plans - dumping the UK’s Trident nuclear missiles - split the public down the middle. Only three got support - scrapping income tax on earnings of less than 10,000 pounds a year, changing the voting system and limiting public sector pay rises.
Just 51 per cent said they knew either a lot or a fair amount about Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg, making him the least understood of the three.
Almost seven out of ten said the same for Gordon Brown, and just over six out of ten said they knew what David Cameron stood for. (ANI)
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