Outlook Dark for Britain's Brown

PM's ratings tank in new poll, prompting Labour worries party could go down with him
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2008 1:53 PM CDT
Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown leaves his official residence, 10 Downing Street in London, to attend Prime Minister's Questions at the Houses of Parliament, Wednesday May 7, 2008.   (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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(Newser) – British PM Gordon Brown suffered his worst ratings yet today, falling behind Conservative Party leader David Cameron in every category in a new survey. The Labour leader is scrambling to win back public favor after three in four people said he was doing a bad job, with almost half calling his governance very bad, the Guardian reports.

Brown's next move will be a proposal that would extend the right to flexible hours to millions more working mothers. But with Cameron seen by the public as more caring, competent, intelligent, and likable than Brown, Labour ministers devastated by recent elections are worried that Brown's high negatives will continue to hurt their party.