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The latest YouGov polling gives a clear indication to Labour of the impact of the continued attempts by centrist MPs, MEPs and candidates to push a new referendum in spite of the NEC’s decision this week to reject any commitment to a public vote in the party’s European election manifesto.
YouGov polling usually understates Labour support, but the headline figures show the new Brexit party leading strongly:
- Brexit Party 30%
- Labour 21%
- Tory 13%
- Fib Dems 10%
- Greens 9%
- Change UK 9%
- UKIP 4%
Anti-Brexit and pro-referendum campaigners are already attempting to spin away the significance of the results, claiming that the Brexit party’s strong showing is a result of a cannibalised Tory vote. However, the detailed results do not bear that out.
According to YouGov’s data, the Brexit party:
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back Senators Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio.
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