Posted on May 13, 2019

Farage’s Party Set for Massive Gains in EU, General Elections: Polls

Paul Dallison, Politico, May 12, 2019

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party is on course for major success in the European election later this month, and would alter the landscape of British politics if a general election were held in the U.K., according to new polling.

A poll by Opinium for the Observer puts the Brexit Party on 34 percent of the vote — more than the Conservative and Labour parties combined — in the European election in late May. That’s an increase of 6 percentage points for Farage’s party since the last Opinium poll, on April 23.

Labour comes in second on 21 percent (down 7 percentage points since April), with the Tories on 11 percent of the vote, in fourth place behind the Liberal Democrats. The new pro-Remain party Change UK is on 3 percent support, behind the Greens, UKIP and the Scottish National Party. Opinium polled 2,004 people online between May 8-10.