A recent YouGov poll commissioned by the U.K. Independence Party has back fired in Nigel Farage's face.
The poll shows that 50% of those questionned would vote to leave the EU, whilst over 60% think a referendum should be held on Britain’s continued membership.
The poll of over 2,000 people, which was conducted between the 22nd & 25th July, apparently shows that euroscepticism is on the increase.
UKIP MEP Nigel Farage said, “These results are better than we could ever have dreamed. It now shows that there is a clear majority which wants free trade with the EU rather than membership.”
Although UKIP were quick to seize on the results, they make abysmal reading for the UK Independence Party.
The fact that an alleged 50% of those questionned were against membership, says more of UKIP than the EU.
Many of those questionned appear disolusionned with the EU, but nevertheless do not find the United Kingdom Independence Party a credible answer to their concerns.
In the recent general election UKIP took just a 2.35% share of the vote, and hold only 10 Seats in the European Parliament. This does not correspond to the 50% of people who allegedly share in their cause.
This can be based in part on the internal turmoil which UKIP is currently going through. In recent weeks several prominent members have abandoned the party, which has been on a downward spiral since political loser Robert Kilroy Silk walked out in February, branding them "right wing nutters."