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New YouGov Poll – UKIP Rise to 16%

There is a new YouGov poll in tomorrow’s Sun newspaper showing UKIP rising to 16%, their highest figure with YouGov:

                   Conservative               29% (down 4%)

                   Labour                         40% (down 1%)

                                                     Lib Dem                         9% (down 1%)

                                                     UKIP                             16% (up 5%)

This UKIP rise is not surprising following the publicity around their gains in the County Council elections last Thursday.

Changes shown are compared to the last YouGov poll I reported on 16 April.

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May 7, 2013 - Posted by | Polls |

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  1. For once an Opinion Poll is in line with the facts as proven on Thursday last.

    Unless they blow it, UKIP are not a flash in the pan but are showing that four party politics is here to stay

    Their only weaknesses are as follows:- INEXPERIENCE. Many of the new County Councillors will not yet have the requisite skill set. How many of them will have sat in the Public Gallery at their County Hall to see how a Meeting actally works? Where they are the Opposition will they be willing to work as a Group with a unified policy etc? Then there is the possibility of SCHISM between the Verkrampte wing which wants no change and are obsessed with getting thr UK out of the EU above all other issues as compared to the Verlighte side who are more pragmatic and see the EU and the leaving thereof as but one policy in a full manifesto and do not wish UKIP to remain as a single issue pressure group. Another problem especially for Traditionalist Tories who sickened by Cameron and his social liberalism moved to UKIP and who have strong Moral and Law and Order views is the presence of many loony Libertarians in UKIP. Finally any normally Labour supporting voters will soon be repelled by UKIP’s stance on Economics, Employment Protection Laws and Welfare which are as harsh if not moreso than those of OsborneË and IDS.

    So for the time being I congratulate UKIP on its remarkable success on May 2 which surpassed all expectations but unless it grows up to its new status and responsibilities there could be storm clouds on its horizon.

    Comment by steve foley | May 8, 2013 | Reply


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