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UK poll puts Cameron on top after final debate

2010-04-30 10:15:48 GMT2010-04-30 18:15:48 (Beijing Time)

Britain's opposition Conservative Party leader David Cameron (L), Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and Prime Minister Gordon Brown (R) take partin the third and final televised party leaders' election campaign debate in Birmingham April 29, 2010. (Reuters Photo)

Conservative Party leader David Cameron takes part in Britain's third televised election debate along Labour's Prime MinisterGordon Brown and Liberal Democrat Party leader Nick Clegg (unseen) in Birmingham, England, Thursday, April 29, 2010. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is seeking political redemption in his country's third and final live televised debate after an open microphone caught him dismissing a retired Labour voter as a 'bigoted woman.' (AP Photo / Gareth Fuller, Pool)

A new poll has declared Conservative Party leader David Cameron the winner of the final political TV debate before the British election, leaving Prime Minister Gordon Brown fighting to retain power with less than a week to campaign.

The Guardian/ICM poll, published Friday, found that 35 percent of the respondents chose Cameron, compared to 29 percent for Brown, the Labour Party leader. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg — considered to have won the two previous debates — attracted 27 percent.

The pollsters interviewed 510 adults by telephone — they were randomly selected for a separate poll, and agreed to participate in a post-debate survey — after Thursday night's broadcast.

The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.


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