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Ed Miliband Snubbed By A Third Of Labour Voters
A third of Labour voters believe Ed Miliband should not lead the party into the next General Election.
According to a new poll only two out of every ten voters are satisfied with the Labour leader's performance.
Of those who voted for Labour in 2010, 34% said he should not lead the party into the 2015 general election, while just 46% said he should.
The ICM poll carried out for the Daily Mirror also found that 21% of voters said they are satisfied with the way he is leading the party, double the number (42%) said they are dissatisfied.
Among Labour voters, 45% said they were satisfied and 31% dissatisfied.
Mr Miliband will find it harder to dismiss criticism of his management style following publication of the poll by the newspaper which has traditionally backed his party.
Mr Miliband's approval rating is particularly low among older and male voters.
Of those polled, 61% of pensioners said they are unhappy with his leadership, while 48% of men say he is not up to the job, compared to 37% of women.
However, the poll offers Mr Miliband a few glimmers of hope.
Given a choice of eight Labour MPs, Ed Miliband came out on top with 16%, when asked who would be the best person to lead the party.
Martin Boon of ICM said: "Let's not be in any doubt that with less than half (45%) of 2010 Labour voters satisfied with him (31% dissatisfied) he is polling miserably."
ICM Research interviewed an online sample of 1,435 adults aged 18 and over on August 16 and 18. The data has been weighted to the profile of all adults.