27/04/2012 18:00 BST | Updated 28/04/2012 04:47 BST

Jeremy Hunt Row: Almost Two-Thirds Of Voters Think Culture Secretary Should Resign

Almost two-thirds of voters think Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt should resign, according to a poll published tonight.

Some 63% feel that he should quit, while only 12% thought he should remain in his post, a ComRes survey for The Independent found. Another 24% said they did not know.

Even among Conservative supporters, 49% to 27% think Mr Hunt should resign, the poll found.

On voting intentions, Labour is five points ahead on 39%, down one since last weekend.

The Tories are unchanged on 34% and the Liberal Democrats down one on 10%.

The polls comes after Lord Justice Leveson turned down a request from Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt to bring forward his evidence session "in the interests of fairness to all."

:: ComRes interviewed a representative sample of 2,015 British adults between April 25 and 27, 2012, weighting data to be demographically representative of all British adults and by past vote recall.