12/06/2013 02:08 BST | Updated 11/08/2013 06:12 BST

Nigel Farage Sees Support For Ukip Slip By A Third According To ICM Opinion Poll

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has seen support for his party slump in the last month

Support for Ukip has faded just a month after a surge of popularity for the party in last month's council elections, a new poll has suggested.

Nigel Farage's party dropped from an 18% spike during the election period to 12% in the new poll by ICM Research for The Guardian, although it is still three points above its previous highs.

Labour's popularity has increased by two points to 36%, putting it 7% higher than the Conservatives who have gained one point.

The Liberal Democrats are now neck-and-neck with Ukip, after a rise of 1%.

David Cameron and George Osborne maintain a nine-point lead over Ed Miliband and Ed Balls as the most trusted team for economic management, the paper reported.

But less than half of those questioned said they believed Mr Cameron had the backing of his party following months of infighting, compared to 62% at the end of last year.

The Guardian said that ICM Research interviewed a random sample of 1,002 adults by phone between June 7 and 9.