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Voters Overwhelmingly Think David Cameron Is Really Posh (CHART)

17/01/2014 14:19 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 21:01 GMT
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British Prime Minister David Cameron prepares to greet Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades at Downing Street in central London on January 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

An overwhelming majority of voters think David Cameron is really posh. A poll conducted by YouGov revealed that the prime minister is seen as upper class by 77% of those asked. Just 15% thought he was middle class - and 1% thought he was working class (but they may have been joking).

Cameron has long been mocked for his "posh boy" and "Tory toff" image. Although it is not clear whether voters actually care about his privileged background.

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The survey also found that Ed Miliband, who this week made a pitch for the middle class vote, was seen by 45% of voters as coming from that bracket. Some 39% thought he was upper class and just 4% thought the Labour leader was working class.

Nick Clegg was also seen by most people to be posh, with 49% viewing him as upper class compared to 38% who saw him as middle class. Like Miliband, Ukip leader Nigel Farage was also seen by a majority of people to be middle class (36%).