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Lib Dems 'fail to convince voters'

The Liberal Democrats have failed to convince voters they are a "credible party of government", according to a poll published on the first day of the party's autumn conference.

Just 24% of the public believe the party is up to the job while only 23% believe they have "done a good job of moderating Conservative policies".

Nick Clegg fares the worst of the three major party leaders when it comes to persuading voters what he stands for, with 61% telling pollsters they "did not know" - 19% higher than Prime Minister David Cameron and 4% above Labour's Ed Miliband.

Overall Lib Dem support has flatlined at 11%, according to the ComRes Poll for the Sunday Mirror and Independent on Sunday.

Labour have dropped two points to 38 since last month, bringing them level with the Conservatives.

The poll found 68% of voters believed the Lib Dems would do "much worse" at next election and just 47% of those who backed the party at the last election would do so again.

ComRes surveyed 2,000 adults online on 14-16 September and the findings were weighted to be demographically representative.


From Belfast Telegraph