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.