COMRES / ITV NEWS INDEX

METHODOLOGY: ComRes interviewed 2,060 British adults online between 23rd and 26th May 2014. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

 

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Date Published
28 May 2014

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COMRES / ITV NEWS POLL: THREE QUARTERS OF UKIP VOTERS AT EURO ELECTION SAY THEY COULD SEE THEMSELVES VOTING UKIP NEXT YEAR

The latest News Index poll conducted by ComRes for ITV News reveals that nearly three quarters (72%) of UKIP voters at the 2014 European Parliament election say they could see themselves voting UKIP in the General Election next year.

While a quarter (27%) of British adults say they could see themselves voting for UKIP at a General Election, 44% of the British public say they could never see themselves voting UKIP, with that number rising to 58% in Scotland.

Meanwhile, a third (33%) of 2010 Conservative voters could see themselves voting UKIP in a general election, compared with a quarter (25%) of 2010 Lib Dem voters, and 18% of 2010 Labour voters.

Around one in five (22%) people who voted for UKIP last Thursday have admitted they did so because they ‘don’t like the other parties’. This motivation is highest among those who voted UKIP (22%) and other parties outside the four main parties (25%). It is lowest among people who voted for the Conservative Party (12%).  Three quarters (75%) of people who voted for UKIP last Thursday say they did so because they are the party they agree with most, compared with 85% of Conservative voters.

 

FULL RESULTS:

Voting for UKIP

 Q. Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?

 

Statement

Agree

Disagree

Don’t know

I could never see myself voting for UKIP

44%

40%

16%

I could see myself voting for UKIP at a general election

27%

55%

18%

I could see myself voting UKIP in a European Parliament election

34%

51%

15%

I could see myself voting UKIP in a local council election

30%

55%

15%

Base: All GB adults (n=2,060)

 

Q. Which of the following is the main reason why you voted for … at last Thursday’s European election? [All naming party voted for in the European election]

 

They are the party I agree with most

I don’t like the other parties

Don’t know

2014 European election vote

Conservative

85%

12%

4%

Labour

78%

19%

3%

Lib Dem

82%

14%

4%

UKIP

75%

22%

4%

Other

75%

25%

0%

Total

78%

19%

3%

Base: All GB adults naming the party that they voted for in the European election (n=1,216)

 

METHODOLOGY: ComRes interviewed 2,060 British adults online between 23rd and 26th May 2014. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

 

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