— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) April 14, 2015
With all the focus being on LAB and CON there’s not been that much attention to the decline of UKIP in the polls. Although this is not universal quite a number of surveys from firms that used to have the best numbers for Farage’s party now have big declines.
This is now being reflected on the spread markets where there have been a lot of UKIP sellers with very few buyers about.
Whether the party can start to stamp its imprint on this election is hard to say. So far, in spite of its guaranteed coverage status, it has yet to make an impact.
I’m being told that the reported poor polls for the party from Thanet South and Rochester were not the only ones. Apparently there are quite a few on their key targets. The fact that they have not been published speaks volumes.