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Pru to float in New York

Standard Life says a new poll shows support for demutualisation has fallen from 32 per cent to only 18 per cent.

The poll is the latest move by the life office to combat the campaign by carpetbaggers to force it to convert.

The MORI poll was conducted nationwide with a random sample of 500 voting members over three days this week.

Standard Life will begin issuing voting papers to its 2.3m voting members next week. The papers must be returned by midnight on June 22.

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