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Labour 'more trusted on economy'

Chancellor Alistair Darling and Shadow Chancellor George Osborne
Economic rivals: Alistair Darling and George Osborne
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Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling are more trusted on the economy than David Cameron and George Osborne, a poll for Daily Politics suggests.

When asked who people trust most to steer Britain's economy through the current downturn, 36% of those polled said Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling; 30% said David Cameron and George Osborne; with only 5% of those polled saying Nick Clegg and Vince Cable.

Almost a quarter (24%), said they didn't know.

Summer polling on economic competence had seen the Conservatives take a lead over Labour.

Results

QUESTION: Putting your party allegiance aside, who do you trust most to steer Britain's economy through the current downturn?

- Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling - 36%

- David Cameron and George Osborne - 30%

- Nick Clegg and Vince Cable - 5%

- Don't know - 24%

The poll was conducted for BBC2's Daily Politics programme by ComRes. They spoke to 1,012 voters between 24th and 25th September.



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