1 in 3 Tory voters defect to UKIP: Poll

1 in 3 Tory voters defect to UKIP: Poll

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:40:30 GMT

One in three voters who supported Britain’s Conservative Party in the 2010 European elections say they plan to vote for the UK Independence Party (UKIP) in next month’s elections, a new poll shows.

Telegraph/ICM poll, published on Saturday, showed that more than 30 percent of Tory voters prepare to vote for Nigel Farage’s UKIP party in European elections on May 22.

More than 40 percent of respondents said the main reason behind UKIP’s recent surge in support is that “people feel dissatisfied with the mainstream parties.”

Some 26 percent said the party’s “strong” stance on immigration was their most attractive feature, while 24 percent attributed the party’s success to its pledge to take the country out of the European Union.

Only two percent of respondents said “credible plan for Britain’s economy” explained the growing support for the UKIP among voters. Only five percent of respondents regarded Nigel Farage’s leadership as the most significant factor for the surge.

The ICM survey of 2,000 adults also found that Britain’s main opposition Labour Party is currently in first place, with 30 percent of the vote, while the UKIP stands at the second place on 27 percent.

The Conservative Party is a distant third on 22 percent.

The UKIP wants Britain’s exit from the EU. It also plans to reduce the inflow of immigrants to the country.

According to reports, the party has grown rapidly during the last decade, mostly by winning voters of the Conservative Party.


  • eisenhorn

    With this division of Tory and UKIP voters, Labour will probably be set to be back in power unfortunately.

    • theunhivedmind

      Well I doubt that UKIP will win the next General Election anyhow so we do not want people staying with the Tories otherwise we end up back with those nefarious snobs. The top 3 Venetian parties are all of a much the same with the core policies but Labour usually are not so harsh on the normal folk as that nasty party Conservatives are, its as if they despise the people and love to show it too. Eventually UKIP will get bigger and stand a chance at the following general election.

      -= The Unhived Mind

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