Poll says Brown as unpopular as John Major was in 1996

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London, July 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Government is now as unpopular as John Major's was the year before his Conservative party suffered a landslide general election defeat, according to a new poll.

A Daily Telegraph YouGov poll found that 70 per cent of voters now disapprove of the Brown Government's record, with only 17 per cent approving of it.

That is identical to the Major government in July 1996. he poll also shows that his party holds a 14-point lead over Labour.

The Tories polled 41 per cent, up three on last month, and Labour 27 per cent, up two. The Liberal Democrats are unchanged on 18 per cent.

There is more bad news for the Government on the war in Afghanistan. Only 15 per cent believe the cause is just and worth the loss of British soldiers lives.

According to the poll, 50 per cent of voters believe the cause is just but not worth the loss of British lives.

The personal ratings of the leaders remain grim reading for Brown. Only 19 per cent say he would make the best Prime Minister, while 37 per cent favour Tory leader David Cameron and 10 per cent Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader. (ANI)

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