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Osborne 'lacks judgement to be Chancellor'

Shadow Chancellor George Osborne
The poll will make grim reading for Shadow Chancellor George Osborne
Only one in six people (16%) thinks George Osborne has the judgement necessary to be a future Chancellor, according to a poll conducted for Daily Politics.

However, in the same poll only a third of people (31%) believe that George Osborne has lost the public's confidence and should resign.

On Peter Mandelson only one in five people (21%) thinks that he has the judgement necessary to be Secretary of State for business and just one in five people (21%) thinks that Gordon Brown was right to bring back Lord Mandelson back into Government.

Full Results:

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements:

George Osborne has the judgement necessary to be a future Chancellor.

Agree 16%

Disagree 35%

Neither agree nor disagree 34%

Don't know 15%

George Osborne has lost the public's confidence and should resign.

Agree 31%

Disagree 23%

Neither agree nor disagree 33%

Don't know 12%

Peter Mandelson has the judgement necessary to be Secretary of State for business.

Agree 21%

Disagree 39%

Neither agree nor disagree 32%

Don't know 8%

Gordon Brown was right to bring back Peter Mandelson back into Government.

Agree 21%

Disagree 43%

Neither agree nor disagree 28%

Don't know 7%


The poll was conducted for BBC2's Daily Politics programme by ComRes. They spoke to 1,011 voters between 22nd and 23rd October.

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