Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg talks to voters at Asda supermarket ahead of the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election on January 5, 2011 in Oldham, England. Clegg joined local Liberal Democrat candidate Elwyn Watkins to canvass for votes in the election to be held on 13 January. Money quote:
In the latest poll of polls, the Liberal Democrats, the junior partners in Britain’s coalition government, have sunk to their lowest level in public esteem since the party started in 1988, the Independent reported, citing its latest “poll of polls.” The poll put the opposition Labour Party on 40 percent, the Conservatives, who lead the coalition, on 38 percent and the Liberal Democrats on 11 percent, the newspaper said.
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