Thursday, 6 September 2012

Conservative Future scared of UKIP

Political newspaper, London Spin, has published the results of an online poll which says that Conservative Future members see Young Independence as a threat.

London Spin claims to be one of the UK's leading newspapers although I've never heard of it so I'll have to take their word for it.  The poll only had 150 respondents so it falls well short of what would be considered a representative sample and there is no weighting so again, the results need to be treated with some scepticism.

That said, 64% of respondents said they saw UKIP as a threat which is well beyond the margin of error.  The defection of high profile Conservative Future officers Alexandra Swann and Jakob Whiten was a bitter blow for the Tories who are struggling to keep their young supporters so it's hardly surprising.