Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Yahoo! readers back David Cameron

Yahoo! readers back David Cameron
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Rich Evans
Buzz Up! Print Story38% of Yahoo! News readers want David Cameron to be the next prime minister, according to a poll. Skip related content
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Yahoo! readers back David Cameron .Over 50,000 people took part in the 24-hour poll on 4-5 May which saw Cameron claim victory, while Gordon Brown received 34% of the votes and Nick Clegg came in third with just 28%.

The findings come one day after Facebook announced the results of a similar survey that saw Clegg come out as the winner.

Facebook users, who are typically a young audience, gave their backing to the Liberal Democrat leader with 42% of the votes. Conservative David Cameron came in second with 31% while Labour’s Gordon Brown lay in third with 27%.

Yahoo! News has been one of the few popular online news publishers not to pledge allegiance to any one party, with The Guardian announcing its endorsement of the Lib Dems last week, The Mirror backing Labour, and The Sun and Telegraph both backing the Conservatives.

Andy Williams, Editor in Chief for Yahoo! UK & Ireland commented: “It’s interesting that Nick Clegg is the leader our readers least want to see enter Downing Street and yet yesterday he topped the Facebook poll. It really goes to show just how close this election still is – everything is changing from one day to the next. However, this should also serve as a warning not to get too carried away with polls."

He went on to add: “It would also be interesting to know just how many of Nick Clegg’s Facebook voters will be old enough to vote tomorrow.”

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