The UK Independence Party has overtaken the LibDems for the first time ever, according to a new poll.
In a YouGov poll conducted for The Sun, the anti-EU party has increased its support to 9%, while the Liberal Democrats have slipped to 8%.
The poll, ahead of May's local elections, also puts Labour 11 points ahead of the Tories. Another poll by Populus, out today, shows Labour are on a nine point lead over the Conservatives.
The news comes as another YouGov poll suggested only seven of 57 LibDems would survive as MPs in a general election, with LibDem leader Nick Clegg and business secretary Vince Cable among those in danger.
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