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 More than half of Britons think Liz Truss should step down as prime minister of Great Britain, Bloomberg writes citing the results of a YouGov poll.

The poll highlights the damage done to the reputation of Truss and her Conservative Party by the huge package of unfunded tax breaks unveiled by her government a week ago, causing a sell-off in the pound and government bonds.

Some 51% of the nearly 5,000 Britons polled said the prime minister should resign, and 54% think Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng should resign.

Even in the face of negative reaction from markets, Conservative MPs and voters, Truss and Kwarteng have so far stood firm for their fiscal package, which has benefited the wealthiest more than the poor, insisting that they will offer a midterm economic plan and a set of independent economic forecasts for November 23.

A YouGov poll also showed Truss losing support among those who voted Conservative in the last general election in 2019.

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