PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR UKIP CONTINUES TO GROW – According to the latest ComRes Polls support for UKIP has risen by a record 19% and continues to woo voters away from the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats despite some unsavoury news this past week.
Last week certainly was a case of trials and tribulations. First to hit the news was UKIP Councillor Eric Kitson, 59 who resigned after posting a number of racially charged messages on Muslims on his Facebook account.
Next came the party leader’s ordeal of being barricaded in a Scottish pub by protestors from the Scottish Nationalist whose anti-English sentiment spilled over in a heated debate with Nigel Farage having to be escorted out under the protection of the police.
While there are those who suggested this damaged his credibility it did in fact demonstrate that Nigel was more than capable of facing down adversity and only enforces supporters’ belief that he is more than capable of holding his own in a argument; no matter how hostile the opposition happens to be.
Finally came the story of Alex Wood, a UKIP candidate for Blackmore Vale in Somerset, who was suspended from the party last month after being caught on camera apparently making a Nazi salute, bringing further scandal to the party.
Regardless of a turbulent week research has clearly showed a healthy surge in support from the UK public for UKIP and clearly demonstrates how the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrats parties are floundering in the eyes of the British public.
Left: Ed Milliband – Labour Party Leader | Right: David Cameron – Tory Party Leader & Prime Minister
According to the ComRef Polls Labour had taken a further beating in public support with just 35% while the Conservatives flounder at 29%. The Liberal Democrats appear unchanged at just 8% of the national vote which now clearly indicates that the public are continuing to lose faith in all of the major parties.
Many politicians have been calling on David Cameron to change his public image. The once campaign of ‘Call me Dave’ simply does not hold water as the voters feel that Cameron is completely out of touch and detached from public opinion.
On the other hand the public appears to be connecting with Nigel Farage and views him as a normal guy on the street who simply wants to turn Britain around and make it prosperous and proud once again.
Left: Nigel Farage – UKIP Party Leader | Right: Nick Clegg – Liberal Democrat Party Leader & Deputy Prime Minister
I actually undertook a little test last week and posted a comment on David Cameron’s twitter page asking him to respond to an article I had written. I suspected at the time that I would receive no such reply and in fact that was the case. This leads me to believe that Cameron couldn’t care less about the voting public.
On the other side of the coin I emailed Nigel Farage and within less than a day I received a very nice reply from his secretary who answered a number of my questions and assured me that my email would be passed onto Nigel.
Considering UKIP responded and the Tories didn’t even acknowledge my existence is it little wonder than my vote will be going to UKIP in the next General Election.
I, like any other voter, simply wants to be heard and wants acknowledgment that my concerns are valid. Simply continuing to ignore the electorate is not going to get the Tories re-elected and it is most unlikely, at this rate, that Cameron will retain his leadership in the Party.
Do you think that David Cameron is out of touch? Do you think that UKIP will find the support it needs in the next General Election? Have your say… leave your comments below.