Poll shows UKIP has double the support of the Liberal Democrats

A new poll has shows that the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has nearly double the support of the Liberal Democrats

The anti-EU party's rating has risen by another percentage point in the past fortnight, reaching 15%, as its fortunes continue to rise, the Opinium survey for The Observer found.

Its support is almost double that for the Liberal Democrats, languishing in the same poll on 8%. Labour were on 39% with a 10-point lead over the Conservatives on 29%. All three main parties were unchanged from a fortnight ago.

I'm particularly pleased to think back to the by-elections, especially the ones we had in Corby, Rotherham, and Middlesbrough.

What it showed was that despite the media obsession that UKIP is taking Tory votes - which of course we are - what those Northern constituencies showed is that Labour votes are coming to UKIP in real numbers too.

– Ukip leader Nigel Farage