Britain likely to witness hung parliament after elections: Polls

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London, Mar. 21 (ANI): Two opinion polls have predicted a hung British Parliament, as the Conservatives are not likely to get an absolute majority in the General Election.

According to an ICM survey for the News of the World, Conservative leader David Cameron would gain a six-point advantage, while a YouGov poll for the Sunday Times suggested that Cameron would enjoy a seven-point advantage.

However, both the polls gave contrasting signals on the party's trajectory.

One showed the Tory lead shrinking by three points, while the other suggested it had widened by the same margin, The Mirror reports.

But both of them suggested that the Conservatives would fall short of an overall majority.

With less than seven weeks to go until the expected election date of May 6, ICM put the Tories on 38 percent - down two - and Labour up one at 32 percent.

The Liberal Democrats were a point down at 19 percent.

YouGov showed a single-point improvement for the Opposition to 38 percent, Labour down two on 31 percent and the Liberal Democrats up two at 19 percent.

ICM Research interviewed 1,002 people by telephone on March 17-18, and YouGov polled 1,547 people online on March 18-19. (ANI)

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