Voting intentions poll shows CON 29% (0), LAB 38% (0), LD 11% (0), UKIP 14% (+2), OTHER 9% (-1)
The latest Kantar Public poll shows that Labour support is remaining steady at 38%, and that their lead over the Conservative Party is nine points. The Conservative party remain on 29%, suggesting that the Eastleigh by-election results have not impacted on their support at the national level.
The UKIP share of the vote has increased slightly to 14%, whilst the Liberal Democrats remain in fourth place with an 11% share of the vote.
It is important to note that the fieldwork for this poll started in the evening on the day of the Eastleigh by-election. As most of the fieldwork was conducted after the by-election, these results still give a good indication of how the general population reacted to the results. However, the full effect that the by-election has had on the electorate will not be fully seen until the next Kantar Public poll.
Notes to editors:
Kantar Public interviewed a representative sample of 1,194 people between 28th February and 4th March 2013. All interviews were conducted as online self-completion. The data is weighted to match population totals for age, sex, social grade, working status, presence of children, 2010 voting patterns and region. Further information is available upon request.
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