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ITV News poll: PM has damaged his reputation over TV debates

David Cameron has damaged his reputation by trying to avoid TV debates with other leaders, according to a new ComRes poll for ITV News.

The poll found 64% of people agreed with this statement. However, nearly half (46%) said the debates would make no difference to the way they vote in this year's General Election.

The results come as Lord Grade, a former chairman of ITV and the BBC, told Chris Ship that the broadcasters are threatening politicians "in an illegal fashion" over the debates.

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Cameron tells Miliband 'we've been debating for four years'

David Cameron has shot down Ed Miliband in the row over TV debates saying that's what the pair have been doing for the last four years.

His comments come after Miliband again asked Cameron when he would go head-to-head with him.

Accusing Cameron of making "pathetic, feeble excuses", the Labour leader said: "Can we now take it that there are no circumstances that he will debate me head-to-head between now and the General Election?"

To which the Prime Minister replied: "We've had four years of debates and we've found out he's got no policies, he's got no plan and he's got no clue of running the country."

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