Peter Riddell in today's Times looks at a Populus Poll on the most trusted politicians. Top of the list comes Lib Dem Shadow Chancellor Vince Cable who is more trusted by Tory voters than William Hague, George Osbourne or Boris Johnson. He also scores over 53.4 on the scale of 0-100 of trust with Labour voters too.
The only other leading politician to score over 50 with the supporters of another party is Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg, who is also the third most trusted non-Labour politician behind Cable and Johnson, only just 0.1 behind the London Mayor. Overall the rankings have Cable ahead of, David Cameon, Hague, Clegg, Johnson, Osbourne Gordon Brown, Tony Blair, Alistair Darling, Michael Gove, Harriet Harman, Peter Mandelson.
One thing this Populus poll does show is that the Lib Dems are being trusted on the big issues of the day like how to handle the economy across party divides. Of the three potential people to help the UK emerge from recession after the election and deal with the debt Brown and Darling have gotten us into Cable is the man the people would like to see at the helm. Seeing as he scored 6.8 points higher than Osbourne from his own supporters why are the press talking about the Tories as being the best party to take Britain forward? The country seem to not really trust that idea?