From the Total Politics Party Lines blog
The expenses scandal defined the current generation of MPs and many believe it will continue to have a long-term effect in the upcoming general election. However, an Ipsos MORI poll for Total Politics suggests that voters would rather choose the party they want to win the election, even if that mean voting for a candidate caught up in the expenses scandal. Over half of the public, 53 per cent, backed that choice while 38 per cent would vote for a different candidate who was not criticised for their expenses, even if that meant voting against the party they want to win the election. Though this represents a drop of 14 per centage points since May 2009, the fact that almost two fifths of the public will decide their vote based on the expenses scandal is still significant.
For the full results click HERE.