The polls: Instant reaction to the third leaders’ debate
politics.co.uk brings you the instant reaction polls to the final leaders’ debate as they come in.
The first poll was put out by Channel 4 News before the end of the debate. It gave Nick Clegg 47%, Gordon Brown 36% and David Cameron 17%.
It was a self-selecting Channel 4 audience web poll, ongoing through the debate.
A ComRes/ITV debate poll put Mr Cameron at 35%, Mr Clegg on 33% and Mr Brown on 26%.
YouGov/Sun had a bigger win for Mr Cameron, on 41%, with Mr Clegg on 32% and Mr Brown on 25%.
A surprising Channel 4 final poll saw Mr Brown winning with 44%, Mr Clegg on 42% and Mr Cameron on 13%.
Angus Reid also give the debate to the Conservative leader, but back in the mid 30s, at 37%. Mr Clegg was at 30% and Mr Brown at 23%.
Populus for the Times called it a draw; Mr Cameron and Clegg level on 38%, with the prime minister on 25%.
ICM for the Guardian saw Mr Cameron win with 35%, Mr Brown second at 29% and Mr Clegg at 27%.
ITV worm figures showed how their 20-strong focus group rated the three leaders. On this measure, Clegg won. His average score was 2.4. Brown came next, with 2.34. Cameron came last, with a score of 2.25.
The only voting intention polls conducted since ‘bigotgate’, but before tonight’s debate, showed little change.
Tomorrow’s YouGov/Sun trackers gives the Conservatives 34%, no change, the Lib Dems losing three to drop to 28% and Labour steady on 27%.
A Populus voting intention poll says The Conservatives and Lib Dems are neck and neck on 36% – with the Toris gaining a point and the Lib Dems holding. Labour remains steady at 24%.