CON hopes that UKIP returners will eventually swing their way are undermined by this Lord Ashcroft findingAugust 20th, 2014
CON government just 2% ahead of LAB one amongst UKIP voters
After the July round of Ashcroft marginals polling I highlighted the “preferred GE2015 outcome” polling which surprisingly had a CON government only 1% ahead of a LAB one.
Well another month and data from different group of CON held marginals to look at and we find almost the same pattern – only the CON government preferred outcome lead is 2% and not 1%.
What strikes me is that as UKIP has gone out to reach for the white working class vote the nature of its support is changing and is far less prone to the appeals of the Tories as maybe in previous times.
The biggest problem for for blues, I contend, is that too many people don’t see it as the party “for people like us” – which is the negative perception which it always gets the worse numbers.
Baroness Warsi’s commnents about the party the other week ring true.