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    A new poll has showed that the majority of UK citizens trust Prime Minister Theresa May and Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to take care of the country's economy.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A UK poll shows 36 percent of respondents trust Theresa May and Philip Hammond, both of the ruling Conservative Party, to handle the country's economy, while 28 percent think that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell are the most qualified for this job.

    According to Opinium poll done jointly with the Observer newspaper, respondents aged between 18 and 34 are more likely to trust Labour with the economy, with 35 supporting Corbyn and McDonnell, compared to 28 percent who trust the Conservatives.

    The 35-44 age group also gave preference to Labour, but the older respondents have shown more trust in May and Hammond.

    The poll showed that 29 percent of the respondents think that the UK economy is in a good state, while 34 percent find it to be in poor condition.

    In November 2016, 44 percent of the respondents said they trusted May and Hammond with the public finances, while only 18 percent had confidence in Corbyn and McDonnell.


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