Elvis alive - but is Ed a leader?
Twice as many people think Elvis Presley is alive than believe Ed Miliband is a natural leader, according to a Conservative MP.
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan) cited a YouGov poll which suggested 2% of those interviewed believe Labour's Mr Miliband is a natural leader.
He said this was half the percentage of people who believe Presley did not die aged 42 on August 16 1977.
Mr Cairns m ade the j oke during Prime Minister's Questions as he asked David Cameron if the accuracy of statistics was vital to informing public debate.
He said to Mr Cameron: " Are you aware that 4% of the people believe that Elvis is still alive - double the number we hear today that think (Labour leader Ed Miliband) is a natural leader."
Mr Cameron replied: "Well, I can see you have certainly put your summer to very good use and I'm grateful for your question.
"Obviously you need to see a run of opinion polls before you can see a true trend."
The YouGov survey interviewed 1,978 British adults on September 2 and 3.
In the same poll, 13% of people said they believed Mr Cameron was a natural leader while 3% suggested Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was a natural leader.