Farage’s Brexit Party Leads Third National Election Poll in a Row

Supporters of The Brexit Party hold placards as they wait for the start of the first public rally of their European Parliament election campaign in Birmingham, central England on April 13, 2019. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Still less that three months old, The Brexit Party has taken a comfortable lead over the establishment parties for Westminster voting intentions in three consecutive YouGov polls.

The latest poll published by The Times placed the pro-Brexit party in first place, with 24 per cent, followed by the Conservative Party and Labour Party on joint second with 21 per cent, with the pro-Remain Liberal Democrats on 19 per cent. Fieldwork was conducted between the 13th and 14th of June, with 1,672 adults being asked who they would vote for in the next General Election.

Voters gave a similarly strong response when YouGov asked them the same question between June 9th and 10th, placing The Brexit Party first at 26 per cent, followed by the Liberal Democrats (22 per cent), Labour (19 per cent), and the Tories (17 per cent).

The Brexit Party’s support had remained unchanged when citizens where polled between the 5th and 6th of June, with the Brexit Party on 26 per cent, Labour and the Liberal Democrats on 20 per cent, and the Conservatives in fourth place on 18 per cent.

The rising support of the Conservative Party in the past nine days could be a reflection of voters’ confidence in the Tory leadership frontrunners who have pledged to take the UK out of the EU on October 31st with or without a deal.

Bookmakers’ favourite to win the leadership contest, and become prime minister, Boris Johnson warned that after failing to deliver Brexit on March 29th, another delay would result in massive losses for the Tory Party at the next election, telling an audience this week that another Brexit “delay means defeat”.

Speaking to Breitbart London’s James Delingpole, Tory Brexiteer and leading member of the European Research Group (ERG) Andrew Bridgen believes that it could be difficult to push a clean exit by October 31st as the current Parliament is stacked with Remainers and that the country may have to hold another General Election. However, he added that a new, pro-Brexit Tory government could only deliver Brexit with the help of “kingmaker” Nigel Farage and his party.

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