Tories hit by worst poll result ‘in 16 years’ as supporters flock to Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party

Tories hit by worst poll result ‘in 16 years’ as supporters flock to Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party

Matt Foster, PoliticsHome||The Conservatives have slumped to one of their lowest-ever poll results as supporters appeared to be switching their allegiance to Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party.

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A fresh survey of Westminster voting intention by pollster ComRes put the Tories on just 23% support, a full 10 points behind Labour and just nine points ahead of the week-old Eurosceptic outfit.


The poll – commissioned by the Brexit Express pressure group – is the first Westminster study to include the Brexit Party launched last week by former UKIP leader Mr Farage. In a boost for Jeremy Corbyn, a third (33%) of voters said they intended to back Labour at the next election – while the Brexit Party registered 17% support. Blow for Tories and Labour as Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party takes EU elections poll leadWATCH: Tory MP hints that she could vote for Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party in EU election Nigel Farage will lead new Brexit party as founding boss quits over anti-Islam tweets


ComRes chief executive Andrew Hawkins told the Daily Telegraph: “This is the lowest Tory support I can remember in 16 years in this job.

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“For months now polls have been showing a build-up of anger and frustration among voters, and while Ukip are now seen as being beyond the pale, the Brexit Party has made a protest vote acceptable again – it is offering voters an opportunity to scratch the itch of Brexit.”

The study shows that only 53% of 2017 Conservative voters say they would vote for the Tories again in the next general election.

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