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Gordon Brown brooding That's according to the findings of a ComRes poll for the BBC's Daily Politics programme. The pollster asked the following questions of 1,003 adults between 6th and 7th January:

"The Labour Party would have greater appeal with voters if Gordon Brown stood aside to allow someone else to lead the Party at the next election"

Agree – 50%
Disagree – 42%
Don't know – 7%

"If Gordon Brown were to resign there are no obvious more popular candidates to be leader of the Labour Party"

Agree – 69%
Disagree – 23%
Don't know – 8%

Which of these parties do you think is the most divided?

Conservative – 17%
Labour – 60%
Lib Dem – 10%
Other/none – 12%

In reference to that last question, I hardly need remind readers of the old adage: "divided parties don't win elections"…

Jonathan Isaby

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