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Eight in ten Britons say Cameron out of touch with ordinary families, finds poll


April 29, 2012 - London

Nearly 8 out of 10 people believe that Prime Minister David Cameron's Government has lost touch with ordinary families, according to a poll.

The Angus Reid poll revealed that there was a widening gap between the political elite and the British public, the Daily Express reports.

Some 2000 people were asked whether they thought the Coalition was 'in touch with the concerns of ordinary people'.

Eighty-two percent branded the government as being out-of-touch. Only 18 percent thought the government was in touch.

Almost 53 percent of more than half of people polled said that they did trust Cameron to run the country, putting him almost level with Labour leader Ed Miliband, at 51 percent.oll results revealed that people wanted more female and minority MPs, but also wanted more working class MPs and people with experience outside politics.

Pay freezes, job cuts and the soaring cost of living have left voters disenchanted with MPs who they believe are more concerned with protecting the needs of bankers and businessman than of hard working families.

Some 52 percent of those polled think things will get worse for "Britain plc" over the next 12 months, while 41 percent see no signs of improvement.

The Angus Reid poll comes as Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt fights for his political life following revelations at the Leveson Inquiry about the close contact between his special adviser and News Corporation during its planned takeover of BSkyB.

The poll results should serve as a warning shot to a prime minister who is accused of high-handed leadership and losing grip on the Coalition's mission to pull Britain free of Labour's toxic debt legacy.

The government has been rocked by scandals, bungles and bad news as the budget was announced and Britain slipped into a double dip recession.

ANI

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