Latest YouGov issues data showing relative lack of interest by UKIP voters in health & pensions. Odd given their age. pic.twitter.com/R2mmUIuZGF
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) July 23, 2014
The table above is the latest issues polling by YouGov broken down by concerns for the country and for responders own families.
Given that the age profile of kippers is tilted to the higher end of the range their views on the lack of importance of, say, education is understandable. But what about health and pensions?
The detail from the poll shows that the 60+ group have the highest concern levels about these areas yet the UKIP voters don’t seem to worry about them that much.
Could it be that those oldies currently backing Farage’s party are in good health and are reasonably well off.
This aspect of UKIP concerns has been showing for a long time. Today’s poll is not a fluke and is in line with what we’ve seen over the past year or so.
This has political implications. Chancellor Osborne has made a big move on pensions and the signs are that the Tory offer on this will feature strongly at GE2015. But if kippers aren’t that interested will it make any difference?