Ukip achieves highest-ever poll rating at the expense of the Conservatives
Andrew GriceThe UK Independence Party (Ukip) has boosted its support at the expense of the Conservatives to achieve its highest-ever rating in a ComRes survey for The Independent.
The anti-EU party has increased its share of the vote from 6 per cent to 9 per cent in the past month, while the Tories have slipped back by four points. The findings will heighten Tory fears that Ukip could deprive it of victory at the 2015 general election by splitting the anti-Labour vote and allowing Ed Miliband’s party to regain power —even though Ukip might not win any seats itself.
Ukip, whose leader Nigel Farage claims it is on course to become Britain’s third party, is breathing down the necks of the Liberal Democrats, who are on 10 per cent.
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"Ukip achieves highest-ever poll rating at the expense of the Conservatives", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2012. Consulté le 09/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/ukip-achieves-highest-ever-poll-rating-at-the-expense-of-the-conservatives