City split on so-called Cadbury law while Obama support stays strong

Almost as many City opinion formers would back a “Cadbury law” making it more difficult for foreign companies to take over UK ones as oppose it.

According to the latest poll by PoliticsHome and City A.M., 44.6 per cent would back changes to current rules, with 47.9 per cent saying they would oppose them. A further 7.6 per cent said they did not know.

The poll also showed that over 50 per cent of respondents would vote for Obama, compared to 32.5 saying they would vote for a republican candidate. Even among Tory voters Obama fared well, with 36.7 per cent backing him compared to 43.4 against.

The City also voted overwhelmingly in favour of outsourcing public services, with 65.8 per cant in favour and just 30 per cent against.