Over in the states, the Republicans are often disparagingly called the ‘party of the one per cent’, referring to their alleged support for the richest tier of the country’s wealthy elite. But it appears that in the UK, another party could take their throne when it comes to representing the smallest section of society possible.
New polling released today by Kantar shows that the Remainer party Change UK has slipped down the rankings even further since its launch in February. When those polled were asked how they would vote in the next general election, only one per cent said they now support Change UK / The Independent Group:
Westminster voting intention:
LAB: 34% (-1)
CON: 25% (-7)
LDEM: 15% (+4)
BREX: 10% (+10)
UKIP: 4% (-3)
GRN: 3% (-1)
CHUK: 1% (+1)
via @Kantar , 09 – 13 May
Chgs. w/ 08 Apr
— Britain Elects (@britainelects) May 14, 2019
By comparison, the Greens are polling at three per cent, the SNP at five per cent and Ukip at four. Meanwhile, Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party, which launched around the same time as Change UK, is polling at a healthy ten per cent.
It’s certainly a fall from grace for Chuka Umunna and his crew. When the party was first launched it promised to represent the 48 per cent of the population who voted to stay in the EU. But it appears that the vast majority of Remain voters would rather be represented by someone else…