Ukip could re­tain sup­port at 2015 gen­eral elec­tion

Warwickshire Telegraph - - UK & WORLD -

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

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