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No G20 bounce for Brown in Populus poll

No G20 bounce for Brown in Populus poll
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A Populus poll out tonight suggests that Labour has not had any kind of sustained bounce from the G20. It has Labour steady at 30, the Tories up one to 43 and the Lib Dems down one to 18. This is, obviously, only one poll but, as Anthony Wells notes, it combined with the mild three point bounce in the YouGov poll it does suggest the G20 was not a game-changer.

Interestingly, voters do give credit to the Prime Minister for how he handled the summit. 26 percent say they feel more positively towards him because of it and 11 percent say the opposite with the rest unchanged.

What I suspect will make the headlines, though, (it is what The Times has led on) is the fact that two thirds of voters think that all or a majority of MPs are fiddling the expenses' system. Parliament needs to act fast to restore its reputation.

 

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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