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The party described as mostly fruitcakes and loonies and closet racists by David Cameron hits 14% with ComRes and Opinium

December 15th, 2012

The party described as mostly fruitcakes and loonies and closet racists by David Cameron hits 14% with two online pollsters.

UKIP has risen to 14 per cent, its highest ever rating in a ComRes poll, in an exclusive survey for The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror. Labour enjoys an 11-point lead. The LD drop is just 1%.

ComRes

CON      28% (-3) 

LAB   39% (-4)  

LD   9% (-1)

UKIP    14% (+6) 

In the last ComRes phone polls, two and a half weeks ago, UKIP was on 6% thus reinforcing the point that UKIP is doing better in online polling.

Whilst with Opinium for the Observer has the following scores

CON      29% (nc) 

LAB   39% (+1)

LD   8% (-1)

UKIP    14% (+1) 

Following on from the recent  TNS-BMRB poll, which showed UKIP on 16%, these polls will hearten UKIP, their next challenge is to achieve similar polling with phone pollsters.

 

Mike Smithson

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Note: This thread was originally written by Mike Smithson and updated, amended & published by TSE.