Saturday, June 28, 2003

Blair no longer trusted and should quit: poll

Most British voters say Prime Minister Tony Blair is no longer trustworthy, and more people want to see him quit than want him to stay on, according to a new poll.

Mr Blair's ruling Labour party is running neck and neck with the opposition Conservatives on 35 per cent, according to the Mori poll of 1,007 adults for the News of the World tabloid newspaper.

Half of those questioned agreed Mr Blair was doing a good job as Prime Minister in difficult circumstances, but 46 per cent wanted him to go while 45 per cent believed he should stay.

On the question of trust, Mr Blair was backed by 36 per cent but doubted by 58 per cent.

A separate survey for Friday's Daily Telegraph newspaper found theConservatives had overtaken Labour for the first time in 11 years.

A YouGov poll found Tory support stood at 37 per cent, and Labour support at 35 per cent

I demand a (non Florida) recount of those 36% who trust Blair. I don't think Cherie, Jack Straw and the town drunk constitute anywhere near that figure.