According to a recent poll, support for Nigel Farage’s Brexit party has surged in popularity, reaching a projected 35 percent of the public vote just several weeks after the party was first launched and less than a week before Britons head to the polls to vote in the European Parliament elections.
The new figures come from YouGov – a major pollster – and have remained relatively unchanged from last week’s figures which showed the Brexit Party at a historic 34 percent. Meanwhile, the same poll showed that support for the Conservatives – Britain’s currently ruling party under Prime Minister Theresa May – has slipped to just 9 percent.
These polling results mark the Conservative party’s absolute worst result in a national poll since the party’s original founding in 1834.
A map of expected results created by Election Maps UK places the Brexit party in first place in every single English and Welsh region with the exception of London. In Scotland, the Brexit party came in second, following the Scottish National Party (SNP).
Despite the positive news for the Brexit party, results from pollsters tend to be looked at with skepticism in the United Kingdom, especially after the pollsters failed miserably to predict the 2016 Brexit referendum result.
Although YouGov may have incorrectly called the Brexit referendum result, they were correct in their predictions for the 2014 European Union election, rightly polling the victory for UKIP – then led by Nigel Farage.
Last month, in an interview with Breitbart News Daily, Nigel Farage noted that occasional failure of pollsters, and suggested that results of right-leaning parties can sometimes show lower than they actually are since some conservative voters can be hesitant to speak to pollsters. Farage referred to this phenomenon as the ‘Shy Tory Factor’.
“We may be doing better than we even know, but I’ve got to be slightly cautious… one of the reasons that Trump was behind and Brexit was behind is that people can be shy telling pollsters what they actually think.”
“But I actually think it is more serious than that. I think there have been deliberate attempts by polling companies to skew, by using different measures, weighting, etc, to send a message to potential Trump and Brexit voters that: ‘look, you’re going to lose, so why bother?’… we are up against nepotism, we’re up against corruption, big business money, and the globalists who want to destroy our nation states.”
Having voted to leave the EU nearly three years ago, the U.K. wasn’t meant to participate in this year’s European Parliament election. While the British government had originally decided on March 29th, 2019 as their departure date, the date was subsequently postponed – twice – after Prime Minister Theresa May failed to push through the soft, ‘Brexit in name only’ agreement with the EU that she had wished for.
Apparently, the new date for British departure from the EU has been set back to October 31st of this year. However, after already having been delayed two times, no one should be surprised when the Remainer-dominated ruling class of the country continues to be unsatisfied with the terms of withdrawal.
Meanwhile, Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party has campaigned for the European votes to get authorization for a full, so-called, ‘hard’ Brexit – a withdrawal which would mean that Britain would no longer be bound by any of the EU’s laws or institutions.
Although this hard Brexit option is by far the most popular with the British public, with the party advocating for it currently sitting at the very top of the nationwide election next week, it remains a dreaded situation for politicians and Civil Servants in Westminister who continue to work diligently to deliver the softest Brexit possible.