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Blair Fends Off Critics on Iraq, Leads in Polls
|Last Edited||Tony82 Apr 26, 2005 12:28am|
|Media||Website - Yahoo News|
|News Date||Monday, April 25, 2005 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair has overcome fierce opposition attacks over his support for the Iraq war to hold a strong lead in the run-up to a May 5 general election, two opinion polls showed on Tuesday. |
A NOP poll for the Independent newspaper put Blair's ruling Labour Party on 40 percent, up three points on last week. The main opposition Conservatives were down two points on 30 percent and the Liberal Democrats were unchanged on 21 percent.