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Eu Referendum YouGov Poll Shows 7% Of Ukip Supporters Voted To Remain

'Isn't the whole point of the party to leave the EU?'

24/06/2016 00:12

A final YouGov poll suggests that 7% of UK Independence Party (Ukip) supporters voted to remain in the European Union.

The poll, released after polls shut at 10pm on Thursday, puts Remain ahead with 52% of the vote.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage told the Huffington Post UK that he believes the Government’s extension to voter registration swung the referendum to Remain.

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The survey results have left many shocked and rather confused.

If the poll is accurate, it would be a hammer-blow for Boris Johnson, whose backing of a Leave vote helped widen a split at the very top of the Conservative Party. 

While the survey is not a traditional exit poll, YouGov accurately predicted the Scottish Referendum in 2014 using the same method of asking a targeted group of people which way they voted on the day of poll.

Joe Twyman, head of political and social research at YouGov, said: “Today YouGov conducted a survey, going back to the same people we spoke to yesterday to find out how they actually voted. The survey found a small move to Remain and based on these results we expect the United Kingdom to continue as a member of the European Union.

“Remain are on 52% with Leave on 48%.

“The results are close and it too early to call it definitively. But these results, along with the recent trends and historical precedent, suggest a Remain victory is the more likely outcome.”

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