Ukip could retain support at 2015 general election
ALMOST three quarters of those who voted Ukip in last week’s European election would be prepared to support an MP from Nigel Farage’s party, an opinion poll has found.
The study indicates that the swing to Ukip in the European ballot may be more than just the result of protest votes which will be reversed in next year’s general election.
The ComRes poll for ITV News found 72 per cent of those who voted Ukip this year could see themselves voting for the party at a general election.
Some 14 per cent of Ukip voters said they could not see themselves voting for an MP from the party, with 14 per cent undecided.
Overall, the survey found 27 per cent of Britons could see themselves voting for Ukip at a general election, with 55 per cent saying they could not envisage casting a vote for an MP from Mr Farage’s party.
Among those who voted Conservative in 2010, a third (33 per cent) said they could see themselves voting Ukip at a general election, compared with 25 per cent of 2010 Lib Dem voters and 18 per cent of 2010 Labour voters.
More than one in 10 (11 per cent) of those who voted Tory in last week’s European election could see themselves voting for Ukip at a general election, compared with 7 per cent for Labour and 3 per cent for the Lib Dems.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage