An ITV News instant poll shows Clegg received 43 per cent of votes, while Conservative leader David Cameron got 26 per cent and Prime Minister Gordon Brown received just 20 per cent of votes. The consensus amongst media observers and commentators was that Clegg was the clear winner.
Brown has been criticised for taking an “aggressive” approach to the debate, hosted last night, which saw him interrupt and challenge Cameron throughout the 90-minute debate.
Arguing their economic policies, Brown insisted making rapid spending cuts would put jobs at risk and damage the economy, while Cameron attacked Labour’s National Insurance hike, labelling it a recovery “killer”.
Clegg argued the Lib Dems’ proposal to scrap the like-for-like replacement of the Trident nuclear deterrent would allow millions to be pumped back into the economy.
Clegg is also currently well ahead in Money Marketing’s poll. Who do you think came out top last night? Vote here.