UKIP tops the poll

By Martin Neville

Friday, May 16, 2014


UKIP tops the poll

The chart shows Islanders’ voting intentions.


WITH the 2014 Euro elections less than a week away, a County Press snap poll has suggested UKIP is winning big support on the Island.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage predicted "an earthquake" in politics at his campaign launch and his forecast could ring true if the results of the CP online poll are any indication.

The party, which wants the UK to leave the EU, polled 404 votes — more than all the other parties combined and well over half the total vote, at 58.2 per cent.

Of the 810 people who responded to the online poll, which closed on Thursday morning, 677 said they would be heading out to vote next Thursday, while 43 were still undecided.

The CP asked two questions — did people intend to voice and which party would they be voting for.

The Green Party came second to UKIP with 88 votes, while the Conservatives were third with 77.

Labour polled 58 votes, the Liberal Democrats 33, the British National Party 15 and An Independence From Europe secured nine votes.

Two votes each were cast for the Christian People’s Alliance, English Democrats and the Socialist Party of Great Britain, with a single vote for Liberty GB, Peace Party, Roman Party and YOURvoice.

The Harmony Party were the only party in our poll not to receive a vote.

Editor's footnote: Thanks for your comments regarding the voting mechanism. Multiple votes from the same IP address were possible but were dis-counted in the final count. And it was possible to vote from off-Island but that does not mean a person was not entitled to vote on the Isle of Wight.


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