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Channel 4 News poll making grim reading for 'out of touch' Brown

By Gary Gibbon, Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Updated on 11 September 2008

Our panel of experts debates the exclusive Channel 4 News research which makes grim reading for Labour.

A poll of 60 key marginal seats predicts a Conservative landslide and the reasons why Gordon Brown is so unpopular.

Key among those reasons is voter perception that the prime minister is out of touch and incompetent.

Our findings have Labour walking into the biggest electoral disaster for quarter of a century and sheds light on precisely why.

It's the kind of detailed data the parties are looking at in private: what people really think of Gordon Brown and should Labour replace him?

The panel is made up of George Bridges, the former Conservative campaign director; Polly Toynbee, political commentator, David Hill, former Downing Street communications chief and Lord Tim Razzall, former Liberal Democrat campaign manager.

We also wanted to know if voters in these Labour seats had seen the light and had a conversion to Conservatism or if David Cameron's support is really softer than it might seem.

Our detailed poll of the 60 key seats that will determine the next election spells disaster for Gordon Brown.

It suggests he'd lose them all and more, giving David Cameron a 150 landslide majority.

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