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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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Miliband: PM's excuses not to debate are 'pathetic and feeble'

Ed Miliband branded David Cameron's excuses not to engage in TV debates before the General Election as "feeble and pathetic".

There has also been a suggestion of a five-way leader online debate to solve Cameron and Miliband's "stalemate" position.

ITV News Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks reports.

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