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The polling suggests that Europe is being much-overstated as a factor behind the UKIP surge

November 27th, 2012

Thanks to Anthony Wells of YouGov for linking to this polling taken after the 2010 general election which sought, amongst other things, to work out why people had voted the way they did.

The responses from UKIP voters when asked to name what were the three key issues for them are showing in the chart above.

As can be seen the issue of Europe was mentioned by just 41% trailing a long way behind immigration (80%) and the economy (51%).

Anthony’s post today on the “Myth” that UKIP cost the Tories 21 seats in 2010 is a must read.

Mike Smithson

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