Labour has risen to its highest lead in popularity over the Conservatives since the 2010 general election, a new ComRes poll has shown.

Tuesday's poll, which saw Labour (44 per cent) open an 11 point gap over the Tories (33 per cent, also continued to paint the prime minister, David Cameron, and his chancellor, George Osborne, as out of touch with the needs of the public.

Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrat party languish distantly behind the other two parties on a mere 12 per cent, only two years on from earning 23 per cent of the public vote in the 2010 election.

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Just over two-thirds of voters agreed that they believed Cameron and Osborne were out of touch with ordinary people, with only 26 per cent disagreeing.

Even 40 per cent of voters who would consider themselves Conservatives believe the PM and the chancellor are not in tune with the needs of the public.

The poll of 1,003 people for the Independent newspaper indicates that were a general election help today, the Labour party would storm to a 116 seat majority, taking an even 100 seats from the Tories, while the Lib Dems would tumble from holding 57 seats to 21.

You can see the full results of the poll on the ComRes site.