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29 April 2012

Tories in trouble: a new YouGov poll shows the ruling party at their lowest ebb for 8 years

Is David Cameron the new Gordon Brown?

By Mehdi Hasan

David Cameron’s interview on the Andrew Marr show this morning was billed as his opportunity to “come out fighting”. I’m not sure it was quite the Muhammad Ali performance some suggested it might be; the Prime Minister will have to say and do a lot more to try and get us all to stop talking about Jeremy Hunt, Rupert Murdoch and Christmas dinners with Rebekah Brooks.

Meanwhile, a new poll for today’s Sunday Times shows the Tories are at their “lowest ebb for 8 years”:

THE prime minister is facing his gravest political crisis since entering Downing Street as the Conservatives plummet in the polls.

A devastating YouGov poll today reveals that support for the Tories has dropped to 29%, the lowest level since 2004.

After a turbulent month during which key measures in the budget unravelled, the government presided over a series of domestic fiascos and the economy returned to recession, David Cameron’s personal approval ratings have collapsed.

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The only other prime minister to have suffered such a rapid loss in popularity in recent times is Gordon Brown after he scrapped plans to hold a snap election.

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