Thursday, 10 March 2011

UKIP tied with LibDems in Welsh ITV poll.

A YouGov poll commissioned by ITV Wales has thrown up some interesting data, including the fact that UKIP are tied with the LibDems on 5% in the country in the regional vote section.

After securing an MEP in Wales in 2009, UKIP Wales has been steadily growing and stands a decent chance of securing a foothold in the Welsh Assembly. If the Party could compete with the Liberal Democrats for fourth position in Welsh politics, it'd be a real sign of a breakthrough.

10 comments:

Trixy said...

Being a very clever, rational human being I can only wonder why 5% of people wish to vote Lib Dem. Unless they like the colour?

Michael Heaver said...

Where you been keeping yourself Trixy?

Gawain Towler said...

A 25% increase in a month. Adnmittedly low, to less low, but good all the same.

Anonymous said...

@Trixy - In Wales voting Liberal is easily explained: It's often the only way a Welsh Tory can stop a Labour candidate

Curmudgeon said...

So UKIP needs, what, about 15% vote share in one of the regions to elect an assembly member?

Michael Barge said...

What with Barnsley, Oldham East and Saddleworth and recent opinion poll ratings, this could really be a year of opportunity for the party, so LET'S MAKE THE MOST OF IT!! Wales and Northern Ireland, here we come!

wonkotsane said...

If Nigel carries out his promise to change our stupid anti-devolution policy to support devolution properly then we could well be in with a chance of getting a few AMs this year. But I did hear that he doesn't intend to change policy until after the election which will hamper our chances all over the country. 62.4% of Welsh people just voted for more devolution, we have to reflect their wishes in our manifesto. 7 out of 10 people want devolution for England and we also have to reflect that in our manifesto. The damage caused to our reputation in Scotland by opposing devolution goes without saying and we will probably never recover from it, just like the Tories.

wonkotsane said...

And Trixy, it's time you started blogging again!

Elizabeth Robillard. said...

Boys and girls, do behave, smirky cheeky-talk is just naughty, you don;t want to be like the rest of them, play nice - I belong to all parties - do it - it's fun!
Not many can be straight at the moment, they are very poorly trained in out-dated methods (ask me) and need to learn to shake the shackles of devious [] rubbish they've been trained to be- that most of us can see too clearly with our knack'd drooping, desperately cynical, blood-shot eyes, love from, Elizabeth – learning to think like Spring-Lamb with Chilli sauce

Anonymous said...

I can't understand UKIP's anti devolution thinking. If the policy is changing, what is it changing to? For, against or "of course you can have a referedum Noddy".