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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 shows Miliband closing popularity gap on Cameron

A new opinion poll has indicated that Ed Miliband is starting to close the popularity gap on David Cameron and more voters now believe the Labour leader is doing a good job than a bad one.

An online Survation poll of 1,207 people carried out after last night's leaders debate showed Miliband's individual approval rating climb 8.1 points from minus 4.4 to plus 3.7 and Cameron's rating improve by 4.3 points to plus 7.7.

The other political leaders involved in the debate also saw their approval ratings climb in the poll with the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon now on a 15.4 point approval rating, Ukip's Nigel Farage on 6.2 points, Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg on -6.2 points, Leanne Wood of Plaid Cymru on 11.9 points and the Green Party's Natalie Bennett on 3.1 points.

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