Support for UKIP 'has fallen to a record low'

Support for UKIP has sunk to a record low, according to the latest voting intention figures from research company ICM.

According to ICM’s voting intention figures, support for the beleaguered political party is at its lowest since ICM starting including UKIP in their questions in 2012.

The most recent poll puts support for the party at 1%, having dropped consistently by one percentage point since January.

That compares to a high of 5% in November and December 2017.

Last month, ICM said it could “confidently” say that UKIP would be highly unlikely to win a general election as the party slipped down a percentage point to 3%.

Quoted as part of a join poll with the Guardian, ICM’s Alex Turk said: “Whilst UKIP have been on 3% in ICM/Guardian polls before, they have never been lower – this is their joint lowest result since we started regularly asking voting intention about UKIP back in 2012.


And with the figures slipping even lower, it’s likely to lead to more people questioning the future of the party.

The figures come just days after UKIP was ordered to pay £175,000 in legal costs over a defamation case brought by three Labour MPs.

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The result prompted former leader Nigel Farage to declare that the party was facing a “real, real battle just to survive”.

It also followed the decision by party members last month to sack leader Henry Bolton after just 142 days in charge following the revelation that his then-girlfriend, Jo Marney, sent racist text messages about Megan Markle.