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Liberal Democrats Surge in Poll After Clegg Wins U.K. TV Debate

Support for Britain’s third party, the Liberal Democrats, surged in an opinion poll after its leader, Nick Clegg, was adjudged the winner of a televised debate before the May 6 election.

A daily YouGov Plc poll for The Sun showed the Liberal Democrats climbing 8 points to 30 percent, pushing Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Labour Party into third place, the newspaper reported last night. The main opposition Conservatives, led by David Cameron, fell 4 points to 33 percent and Labour dropped 3 points to 28 percent. YouGov interviewed 1,290 people yesterday, The Sun said. It gave no margin of error.