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13.08.12

Just 16% believe Coalition will survive

Very few voters think the Coalition Government will survive until the next election in 2015, a new poll indicates. 

Only one in six voters, or 16%, believe the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats can stick together until 2015. 

The low vote of confidence follows the collapse of an agreement to reform the House of Lords, which the Lib Dems took as a breach of the Coalition agreement. They responded by pledging to block changes to constituency boundaries which would have made it easier for the Conservatives to gain an overall majority. 

The 16% figure was a decrease from 33% just two weeks earlier. Those expecting the Coalition to last until a few months before the election were down from 23% to 19%. 43% believe the Coalition will collapse over the next couple of years, with 11% expecting it sooner. 

The results could prove a blow to both parties as tensions continue to be strained. 

ICM Research interviewed a sample of 2,021 adults aged over 18 on August 8-9 for the Guardian. 

Tell us what you think – have your say below, or email us directly at opinion@publicsectorexecutive.com 

Image courtesy The Prime Minister’s Office / Crown Copyright

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