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Cameron: the best of a bad bunch

David, Ed or Nick—who would you rather sit next to on the train?

By Peter Kellner   May 2013

There are two years until the next election, and with this in mind YouGov has conducted polls which examine the respective standing of the leaders of the three main parties. Are they well-regarded by the electorate?

It turns out that we don’t rate any of them much, but David Cameron has the edge over Ed Miliband. YouGov asked voters to rate each of the three main leaders according to six characteristics that can decide their fate at election time. None is regarded as “more honest than most politicians”; and most of us hate the idea of sitting next to any…

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