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New ComRes poll solidifies Tory lead, and backs Cameron/Osborne over Miliband/Johnson to turn the economy around

By Jonathan Isaby

ComRes has conducted a new opinion poll which will be running in tomorrow's Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror, which puts the parties on the following standings (compared with to weeks ago):

Screen shot 2010-10-17 at 10.40.29 According to Andrew Hawkins of ComRes, just 57% of people who voted Lib Dem in May would vote Lib Dem now compared with 94% for the Conservatives and 92% for Labour.

Ahead of the CSR, the question was asked: "Putting your allegiance aside, who do you trust most to steer Britain’s economy through the current downturn?"

  • David Cameron and George Osborne - 45%
  • Ed Miliband and Alan Johnson - 23%

Voters were asked whether the top rate of income tax should e increased to 60p in the pound (from 50p) on earnings over £150,000 a year: 

  • Agree - 54%
  • Disagree - 29%

Older people were far more likely than younger people to agree – 30% of 18-24s agree, rising to 69% of 55-64s and 68% among those aged 65+, with half of Tory voters agreeing (compared with 53% of Lib Dems and 67% of Labour voters).

ComRes interviewed 2,009 adults between Wednesday and Friday, with full results on their website.

10.15pm update:

Tomorrow's YouGov/Sunday Times voting intention poll has:

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