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Lib Dems take opinion poll lead

2010-04-17 22:16

London - Britain's Liberal Democrats overtook the opposition Conservatives and ruling Labour for the first time in an opinion poll published on Saturday.

The survey from BPIX for the Mail on Sunday said support for the Liberal Democrats had soared 12 points to 32%, with the Conservatives down 7 points on 31% and Labour down 3 points on 28%.

Britain holds a general election on May 6.

The poll of 2 149 people was conducted on Friday and Saturday, in the wake of a television debate on Thursday in which Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg was judged by viewers to have performed better than Conservative leader David Cameron and Prime Minister Gordon Brown.go