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Party leaders back on the campaign trail after debate

Most of the main party leaders are back out on the campaign trail today after the ITV leaders' debate. All seven party leaders went head-to-head for the first and only time this general election last night, clashing over issues such as the economy, the NHS and immigration.

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Poll: Cameron, Miliband and Farage tied for top place

David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nigel Farage all tied at the top of an ITV News snap poll on who performed best in tonight's leaders' debate.

The poll, carried out by ComRes, found that the trio - who lead the Conservative, Labour and Ukip parties respectively - each came in at 21 per cent of those surveyed.

David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nigel Farage tied for top Credit: ITV News

The SNP's Nicola Sturgeon was close behind with 20 per cent - and she was also voted the least bad performer too.

The Green Party's Natalie Bennett topped the poll for 'worst performer'.

The best performers were voted as follows:

  • David Cameron, Conservatives - 21%
  • Ed Miliband, Labour - 21%
  • Nigel Farage, Ukip - 21%
  • Nicola Sturgeon, SNP - 20%
  • Nick Clegg, Lib Dems - 9%
  • Natalie Bennett, Greens - 5%
  • Leanne Wood, Plaid Cymru - 2%

When asked who the worst performer was, the results were as follows:

  • Natalie Bennett, Greens - 25%
  • Nigel Farage, Ukip - 20%
  • Leanne Wood, Plaid Cymru - 16%
  • David Cameron, Conservatives - 15%
  • Ed Miliband, Labour - 14%
  • Nick Clegg, Lib Dems - 6%
  • Nicola Sturgeon, SNP - 4%

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