Clegg and Miliband left at starting post in punters poll
NICK Clegg is less familiar than a racehorse according to a sensational survey released today by betting giants Ladbrokes. A whopping 98% of punters have heard of Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Kauto Star whilst the Leader of the Liberal Democrats trailed
NICK Clegg is less familiar than a racehorse according to a sensational survey released today by betting giants Ladbrokes.
A whopping 98% of punters have heard of Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Kauto Star whilst the Leader of the Liberal Democrats trailed in an also-ran with almost one in four punters confessing to never even having heard of Clegg.
Kauto Star's arch-rival Denman scored a healthy 96% recognition score in the exclusive survey - galloping way ahead of Cabinet Minister Ed Miliband who left 21% of the public clueless as to who he is.
The news will come as a blow to Clegg who has spent his party's Spring Conference attempting to position himself as a major player in the Election battle.
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David Williams of Ladbrokes said: "The results are staggering. Kauto Star is a genuine A-lister whereas Nick Clegg is little more than a neigh-lister.
Tory leader David Cameron fared much better than Clegg with a 96% success rate in the recognition test, higher than under-fire Chancellor Alistair Darling who was also trumped in the test by Desert Orchid who raced nearly 20 years ago!
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Darling's predecessor Norman Lamont famously likened himself to the popular horse known as "Dessie" by joking in his Budget speech: "We are both greys, vast sums of money are riding on our performance, the Opposition hopes we will fall at the first fence, and we are both carrying too much weight.