UKIP Wales on 8% in the polls

This month, polling company ICM produced a 'St David's Day Poll', which asked the Welsh public a number of questions, ranging from their views on devolution, to how they would vote in upcoming elections to both Westminster and the National Assembly for Wales. It was found that at present, 8% of voters would vote for a UKIP candidate. This is an important number, because it represents the tipping point at which UKIP would receive 5 AMs under proportional representation. 

The full results:
March 2018 poll

Given the tumultuous time UKIP has had over the past 18 months, this poll result is welcome news, and provides a solid base for the party in Wales going forward. It is also notably higher than the average poll result for the party on a UK national level, which currently averages at 4%.

Onwards and upwards!

The full version of this ICM polling report, which also includes questions about the devolution settlement, is available here.

 

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  • Jacques Protic
    commented 2018-09-16 11:38:43 +0100
    This site needs updating as we now have a new leader – Gareth Bennett!

    UKIP Wales has a unique chance to become a leading party in Wales, but it needs policies and an agenda to reclaim the political center ground and not be seen or perceived as a looney right-wing of assorted misfits.

    Wales no longer has democracy and the nation is strictly in the hands of the Welsh-speaking Crachach who have shamelessly used the devolution to bestow unprecedented privileges for the few at the expense of many.

    One doesn’t need to be anti-Welsh language, but no one should stand back when the Welsh Government is blatantly using education to Socially Engineer Wales into a Welsh-speaking nation and in the process damaging 85%+ of children with no Welsh at home (For those who may not be familiar the Labour Government is removing English as a language of learning for primary school kids)!

    Only a few days ago Katie Hopkins took on the Welsh establishment by producing a podcast that is resonating with 1,000 of Welsh parents – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdkkPPjlPyo&app=desktop
    To my thinking, the UKIP leadership must promise Welsh people to remove the Welsh language compulsion and make the parents the only arbiters when choosing the educational language for their children Welsh Medium or the English Medium.

    Then we have the ‘Assembly’ and for the most part, occupied by the third-rate politicians (UKIP is the exception!) – Will deal with this in more depth at some other time!

    For now, I suggest you read this, the nationalists are running scared of UKIP and the Abolish the Welsh Assembly party: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/news-opinion/need-urgent-honest-debate-wales-15151019#comments-section
    UKIP must be strong/disciplined and consistent – Define policies that work for all, especially the majority and take the establishment head on!