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This Survation poll on Farage, taken this morning, seems out of line with the latest Euro voting numbers

April 30th, 2014

Participants were asked were asked whether they agreed or disagreed with two statements:-

    “I would vote for Nigel Farage if he was standing in my constituency” (%)

    “Nigel Farage chose not to stand in Newark primarily because he is scared of losing” (%)

The poll, for HuffPost is another example of how Survation is fast establishing a reputation as the most agile pollster. Yet again it has got right on top of issues by putting together, carriying out the fieldwork, and producing a report on the findings all within a single day.

Should we read too much into it? That’s hard to say though I was very surprised that so few people wanted the Ukip leader as their own MP.

Mike Smithson

2004-2014: The view from OUTSIDE the Westminster bubble