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Tories top economy trust poll

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Cameron led Brown in the DP poll, but his figures were the same as last year

More people trust David Cameron and George Osborne on the economy than Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling, a poll for the Daily Politics has found.


But it does not show an increase in support for David Cameron and George Osborne compared with April 2009.


Some 31% of those questioned said David Cameron and George Osborne have the best ideas for tackling the banking crisis and the recession that followed. In April the figure was also 31%.


The poll showed 12% of those questioned said the Lib Dem team of Nick Clegg and Vince Cable have the best ideas for tackling the banking crisis and the recession that followed.


It was conducted for BBC2's Daily Politics programme by ComRes who interviewed 1,008 people online on Wednesday and Thursday with results weighted to be representative demographically of all GB adults.

Poll on tackling the recession

Nearly one third of people (31%) think that George Osborne and David Cameron have shown they have the best ideas for tackling the banking crisis and the recession that followed.


This compares to 27% of people who think the same for Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling.


People are more likely to say "none" of the political parties have shown they have the best ideas for tackling these issues (17% do so) than say Vince Cable and Nick Clegg have shown they have (12% of people nominate the Lib Dem team).


However, Cameron and Osborne haven't made much ground since April 2009, when exactly the same percentage of people (31%) thought that George Osborne and David Cameron could be most trusted on the economy.


Over the same period, there has been 4% drop in the percentage of people who think that Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling can be trusted the most on the economy (April 31%, October 27%).

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