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Independent Political Poll

ComRes interviewed 1,000 GB adults by telephone between 11th and 13th April 2014. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults. Data were also weighted by past vote recall. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

Date Published: 14 Apr 2014

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The Conservatives’ recent recovery in the opinion polls has stalled, according to a ComRes poll for The Independent.

Labour’s lead over the Conservatives now stands at six points, with the Conservatives falling one point to 30 per cent. The Liberal Democrats remain in single figures on nine per cent, with support for UKIP up one point to 12 per cent.


Party support: 

Con      30% (-1) 

Lab       36% (NC)         

LD        9% (NC)

UKIP     12% (+1)

Others  13% (NC)

Changes since last ComRes telephone poll for The Independent in March.

ComRes asked a series of questions about UKIP’s appeal to voters:

 -     32 per cent of the public believe UKIP offer a “realistic alternative political vision of Britain”, while 51 per cent disagree.

-     One third of Britons (33 per cent) say they are attracted to UKIP “because they say what they think” with more than half (54 per cent) disagreeing.

-      The electorate is divided on whether UKIP is a party of the far right, with 40 per cent agreeing and 38 per cent disagreeing.

-     The suggestion that Mr Farage is a danger to Britain is dismissed by British adults by a margin of two to one (49 per cent to 24 per cent), with the remaining 27 per cent saying they do not know.

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