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Poll shows boost for British PM Gordon Brown

Poll shows boost for British PM Gordon Brown

The popularity of beleaguered British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been boosted by his handling of the economic crisis, a poll released Tuesday suggests.
Thirty-one percent of respondents to a survey in The Independent newspaper said they supported Brown's Labour Party, while 39 percent favored the main opposition Conservatives. That's a 2 percent rise for Labour and a 2 percent fall for the Tories since a similar poll a month ago.
The eight-point Conservative lead compares with a 19-point advantage in a similar poll conducted in early September.
The Independent said that if the levels of support were repeated at a national election, no party would win an overall majority in Parliament.
Labour has been trailing the Conservatives in the polls for months, but Brown's confident response to the economic crisis has won him new support. Britain was the first major government to buy up large stakes in foundering banks, a move later adopted by the United States and other European governments.
Pollster ComRes interviewed 1,001 adults by telephone between Oct. 24 and 26. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.


Updated : 2021-08-02 05:36 GMT+08:00