A repeat of the current coalition government would be preferred to a Labour-SNP alliance in the event of a hung parliament, a new ITV News/Daily Mail poll indicates.
When presented with a choice between the two, 45% said they would prefer the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats to join forces again, compared to a third who preferred the prospect of a deal between Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon.
There was also hope for the smaller parties in the Comres study, which found that 63% disagreed with the idea that a vote for a party other than the Conservatives or Labour was "wasted".
Furthermore, five in six members of the public (85%) said they would vote for the party that they most want to see in government.
The Comres poll interviewed 1,005 adults across Britain between 28 and 29 March 2015.
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