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Poll: George Osborne Should Be Sacked
Nearly half of Britain's voters believe Chancellor George Osborne should be ousted, according to a survey.
Research commissioned by the Sunday Mirror and the Independent on Sunday found 44% of adults wanted him to be replaced, while just 20% believed he should remain in the job.
Worryingly for Mr Osborne, a breakdown revealed almost a quarter (22%) of Conservative voters think he is not up to the job.
Most voters do not trust Prime Minister David Cameron and Mr Osborne to make the right decisions about the economy, the research also found.
According to the ComRes poll, 24% put their faith in the Tory leadership to handle Britain's economic recovery while 55% of adults did not, an increase of 7% on August last year.
But voters do not believe Labour leader Ed Miliband and shadow chancellor Ed Balls would fare any better, with 52% stating they would not trust them to control the purse strings.
The poll also shows that the Liberal Democrats have struggled to retain support since signing up to the coalition, with some voters uneasy about their partnership with the Tories.
It put the party's popularity at just 10 points.
Meanwhile, Nick Clegg has said he would take the Lib Dems into a coalition after the next election which would put Ed Miliband in Number 10.
The Deputy Prime Minister suggested his party would do its "duty" by working with Labour in the same way it was now in partnership with the Conservatives if voters failed to return an overall victor in 2015.