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Sunday 21st December 2014
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LBC Poll: Boris Ahead Of Ken In Mayoral Race

An exclusive poll for LBC 97.3 shows Boris Johnson is ahead of Ken Livingstone in the race to be elected London Mayor next year.

ken livingstone boris johnsonThe LBC 97.3 poll with the Evening Standard and ITV London Tonight gives the current Conservative Mayor 54% of the vote, a bigger winning margin than his previous victory in 2008.

Respondents stated that they trusted Ken Livingstone more on transport - mainly due to his pledge to cut fares by 5% - but backed Boris on the 2012 Olympics, crime, the economy and policing.

Our poll also found that one in five Londoners are planning to leave the capital during next year's Olympics, while two in five plan to work from home.

Meanwhile, 48% of respondents believe that force should be used to clearn the Occupy London protest camp outside St Paul's Cathedral.

Almost 50% also believe that London should follow Islington's example and introduce a 20mph speed limit on residential roads.

Full Results

Who will you vote for in the Mayoral Election?
Boris Johnson
54%
Ken Livingstone 46%
The Mayor should take over responsibility for parking charges across the capital
Agree
63%
Disagree 17%
Other London boroughs should follow Islington and introduce a 20mph speed limit on residential roads
Agree
47%
Disagree
36%
I support Boris Johnson's proposal to build a new airport in the Thames Estuary
Agree
36%
Disagree
36%
The Tube has improved since Boris Johnson has been Mayor
Agree
30%
Disagree
37%
I am prepared to pay higher tube fares in order to fund improvements and improve the tube service
Agree
17%
Disagree
70%
In the current economic climate, tube fares should be kept as low as possible even if this means stopping upgrade works
Agree
59%
Disagree
27%
I am prepared to put up with delays on public transport during the 2012 Olympics
Agree
37%
Disagree
50%
I am going to leave London during the Olympics to avoid the chaos
Agree
20%
Disagree 61%
Ken Livingstone deserves more credit than Boris Johnson for the Olympics
Agree
32%
Disagree
27%
I would prefer to see Boris Johnson as Mayor during the Olympics, rather than Ken Livingstone
Agree
41%
Disagree 33%
I am confident that London's road and tube infrastructure will be able to cope with increased traffic during the Olympics
Agree
27%
Disagree
50%
I plan to work from home as much as possible, rather than travel to work, during the Olympics
Agree
37%
Disagree
45%
The protestors outside St Paul's cathedral should be cleared off the site as soon as possible by force if necessary
Agree
48%
Disagree
37%

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