The Staggers 16 April 2010 Clegg ahead in first post-debate polls Lib Dem leader the big winner according to pollsters but what was your verdict? Print HTML It's always wise to be wary of instant reaction polls but tonight they're all pointing to one conclusion: Nick Clegg won the first leaders' debate. Gordon Brown held his own tonight (there was no "car-crash moment") so Labour will be disappointed that he's a distant third in two of the three polls. But given how poor his personal ratings were to start with, that's probably no surprise. Here are the figures: YouGov/Sun poll Brown 19%Cameron 29%Clegg 51% ComRes/ITV News poll: Who won the debate? Brown 20%Cameron 26%Clegg 43% Which party leader would you say you trust most to make any necessary cuts to public services? Brown 28%Cameron 36%Clegg 36% Which one of the three main parties do you think has the best policies on immigration? Conservative 37%Labour 20%Lib Dem 35% Final Sky News poll Brown 32%Cameron 31%Clegg 37% UPDATE: Clegg also leads in two more post-debate polls. Angus Reid Brown 19%Cameron 21%Clegg 46% Populus/Times Brown 17% Cameron 22%Clegg 61% Follow the New Statesman team on Facebook. › First TV debate: three-party politics is born George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman. From only £1 per week Subscribe More Related articles The Fire Brigades Union reaffiliates to Labour - what does it mean? John Gray on the future of the state on the NS Podcast Could Labour lose the Oldham by-election?