Wednesday, 11 April 2012

One in ten 2010 Tories now backing UKIP.

The latest YouGov poll from tonight has a very interesting figure - that 10% of those who voted Conservative in 2010 are now backing UKIP. By any measure, for one in ten voters to have switched to a rival Party is a huge number and is very good news indeed for UKIP. Don't forget, we are still less than two years into a Coalition that is supposed to last until 2015.

It gives even greater evidence to the mounting speculation today that the right-wing of British politics is shifting. With Councillors and an MEP already having defected and MPs potentially on the way also, polls are also confirming that ordinary voters are deserting the Conservatives for UKIP in large numbers.

6 comments:

LondonStatto said...

Oh dear. You appear to have confused protest responses to midterm opinion polls with actual votes.

Come the 2015 election, when the fight is Tory v Labour and a natural Tory voting for UKIP helps only Labour, we will see what happens.

Barry Laughton said...

Suddenly it looks as if the danger is recognised by the Tories see http://aggbot.com/Headline-News/article/16606011 "why no Tory should vote UKIP".

NeilMc said...

I would normally agree with you Statto, but I do think this time it's different. I and many people I know, who are natural, lifelong Tory voters, will never vote Conservative again, unless and until the whole Cameron tendency has been expunged and a real Conservative leader/government put in place.

I'm not holding my breath as I believe Cameron to be so arrogant that he believes, as you do, that the sheep will all flock back in 2015. If he's still in power and still espousing libdem policies, I will be voting deliberately to get him out, getting a one term Ed Milliband government in the hope that the Conservative party will finally wise up and stop foisting the Heathite/Cameronite tendency upon us. We don't want them.

Jason O'Mahony said...

You might enjoy this:

http://jasonomahony.ie/should-first-past-the-post-be-perverted-by-the-lib-dems/

NeilMc said...

I'd normally agree with you Statto, but I do elieve it's different now. I and most people I know are natural, libertarian, free market Tories who will never vote Conservative again, unless and until the whole Cameron tendency has been expunged. I that means letting a weak Milliband government in in 2015, then I'll be pleased as it might finally bring the party hierarchy to their senses to stop foisting the Heathite/Cameronite losers on to us.

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