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Coalition still enjoying honeymoon

The coalition Government is still enjoying a honeymoon on the eve of its 100th day in office, a poll shows.

Some 46% of respondents said the Tory-Liberal Democrat alliance was doing a "good job" of running the country, against 36% who said it was doing a "bad job" - though this 10-point margin is down from a 23-point gap in June.

The ICM survey for the Guardian also suggested the Coalition's austerity measures are winning the argument on the economy, with 44% saying the Government was doing a "good job" in securing economic recovery against 37% who said it was doing a "bad job".

But the Liberal Democrats have slipped to their lowest ICM poll rating since the turn of the year - 18%, down one on a similar survey last month.

The Tories are also down one on 37%, the same figure as Labour - the first time for three years the Conservatives have not enjoyed a lead over Labour in ICM polls.

:: ICM Research interviewed a random sample of 1,001 adults aged 18+ by telephone on August 13-15. Interviews were conducted across the country and the results have been weighted to the profile of all adults.


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