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ComRes poll places UKIP second in EU voting intentions poll

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  1. UKIP’s income comes from Europe:

    – our taxes pay their wages, allowances, travel and office costs;
    – our laws are voted on by UK MEPs and thus consulted by our UK MPs;
    – our UK citizens abroad benefit from being part of a wider UK-wide Europe.

    Once this all ends (as UKIP would like to happen) . . . so will their income, funding and raison d’être . . .

    Serious thoughts here . . . though not as they are obviously homophobic . . .

  2. ComRes polls are becoming about as interesting as astrology predictions.

  3. Did the pollsters only ask about these four parties? The Greens tend to get 8-10% in euro elections, why weren’t they prompted?

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 14 Jan 2013, 8:17pm

    Comres? Enough said, next.

  5. UKIP have little or no polling power in Scotland which is largely pro-European.

    1. GingerlyColors 15 Jan 2013, 5:39am

      The situation in Scotland is different to England and Wales. If Scotland were to vote for independence then they will have to re-apply for EU membership and commit themselves to joining the moribund single currency. In Scotland I believe the independence debate is a four-way one. Some want Scotland to become independent of both the UK and EU. Others want to leave the UK but remain in the EU. Others want to stay in the UK but leave the EU while the rest are happy with the status quo. Scotland leaving the UK but remaining in the EU and joining the Euro would in my opinion be jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire.

  6. If anything surely the huge variation in results show that ComRes is unrelaible and shouldn’t be contracted for any serious market research?

    Perhaps they should try IPSOS-MORI?

  7. Clearly 23% of UK population needs to be sanctioned under mental health act

    1. Oops, sectioned rather then sanctioned lol

  8. Cardinal Caone 15 Jan 2013, 1:58am

    Who actually owns ComRes, and why are its results so bizarre?

  9. GingerlyColors 15 Jan 2013, 5:46am

    We got to look at the bigger picture here. While marriage equality is an issue for us who read Pink News, the vast majority of people in this country have bigger fish to fry and Europe is a major issue for many voters including myself. I don’t think most people are bothered when it comes to marriage equality as they weren’t when Civil Partnerships came along, gays were allowed to serve in the armed forces, the age of consent was equalised at 16 and Clause 28 was consigned to the dustbin of history. What concerns me is the huge government debts within the EU, the resulting austerity measures and bailouts which is playing into the hands of extreme parties which make UKIP pale into insignificance.

  10. I take these results with a pinch of salt.

    I think if truth be told, many people just simply do not trust Nigel Farage and his bunch of loonies. I certainly don’t!

    And while I am also disillusioned with all political parties, I does not mean that I would be heading to put an X in the box for UKIP, BNP or any other extreme group who claim that they are political. I would rather take my chances with one of the main three thank you very much.

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