Despite his liberal speech, the majority of people don't think David Cameron is politically 'centrist' at all

Forty seven per cent of the public see themselves as more socially liberal than David Cameron, a new poll has shown.

The Prime Minister's speech this week at the Conservative party conference in Manchester spoke of “great traditions of Conservative social reform” in which Cameron promised an "all out assault on poverty".

New research from YouGov has shown that only 18 per cent see themselves as 'about the same' in terms of social liberalism than the Prime Minister.

This survey suggests that the Prime Minister has a way to go to convince the public he is dominating the political centre ground.

The poll also showed the socially liberal issues that the public supported the most.

Respondents were asked to tick any of the issues they agreed with, 84 per cent of which supported equality of opportunity - the top issue.

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