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Poll: Ruling party far behind
A new poll shows Britain’s Conservative Party with a steady double-digit lead over Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s ruling Labour Party.
The Guardian/ICM poll said today the Conservatives would get 42 percent of the vote if it were held today, compared to 30 percent for Labour.
Brown must call a national election by mid-2010. His party has consistently trailed the Conservative Party led by David Cameron in recent months.
About two-thirds of all those polled also say Labour would do better with someone other than Brown as party leader.
ICM interviewed a random sample of just over 1,000 adults by telephone. The margin of error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.