Clegg ahead in leaders' debate poll of polls

Poll of polls: Clegg 33.8%, Cameron 32.8%, Brown 27.6%.

Sky debate poll of polls

Last night's leaders' debate produced no clear winner (despite what an overwhelmingly conservative press may claim this morning) and our polls of polls reflects as much.

Nick Clegg is out in front on 33.8 per cent, with David Cameron a point behind on 32.8 per cent and Gordon Brown on 27.6 per cent. Thus, only around six points separate the three leaders, a marked contrast with last week when Clegg emerged as the big winner.

I expect Labour strategists will be satisfied with Brown's performance and the fact that he's tied with Cameron in two of the five polls is no small achievement.

Here are the full results from last night's polls:

YouGov: Cameron 36, Clegg 32, Brown 29.

ComRes: Clegg 33, Brown 30, Cameron 30.

Angus Reid: Clegg 35, Cameron 32, Brown 23.

Populus: Cameron 37, Clegg 36, Brown 27.

ICM: Clegg 33, Brown 29, Cameron 29.

 

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George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman.

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New Digital Editor: Serena Kutchinsky

The New Statesman appoints Serena Kutchinsky as Digital Editor.

Serena Kutchinsky is to join the New Statesman as digital editor in September. She will lead the expansion of the New Statesman across a variety of digital platforms.

Serena has over a decade of experience working in digital media and is currently the digital editor of Newsweek Europe. Since she joined the title, traffic to the website has increased by almost 250 per cent. Previously, Serena was the digital editor of Prospect magazine and also the assistant digital editor of the Sunday Times - part of the team which launched the Sunday Times website and tablet editions.

Jason Cowley, New Statesman editor, said: “Serena joins us at a great time for the New Statesman, and, building on the excellent work of recent years, she has just the skills and experience we need to help lead the next stage of our expansion as a print-digital hybrid.”

Serena Kutchinsky said: “I am delighted to be joining the New Statesman team and to have the opportunity to drive forward its digital strategy. The website is already established as the home of free-thinking journalism online in the UK and I look forward to leading our expansion and growing the global readership of this historic title.

In June, the New Statesman website recorded record traffic figures when more than four million unique users read more than 27 million pages. The circulation of the weekly magazine is growing steadily and now stands at 33,400, the highest it has been since the early 1980s.