The rise of Ukip and CON backing for same sex marriage: Is it more than a coincidence?

May 12th, 2013

Just look at how 2010 CON voters view the same sex marriage issue compared with those who now say they are voting for the party. The first group show by 53% to 39% that they are against.

Compare that on the drop down menu in the chart above with current CON voters. They are in favour by 48% to 41%.

Look also at the emphatic opposition from current UKIP voters.

    The poll also shows how 24% of those who voted for the Conservatives in 2010 now say that they back Ukip. A coincidence?

It is always dangerous looking at numbers and declaring that these have been the cause of voting changes. What we can say is that the Tory voters who remain have a different response pattern compared with those who have left.

Mike Smithson

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