The YouGov poll for The Times found support for the Brexit Party had dropped to 22 percent after it received 31.6 percent of the vote in the Euros. The new party came in at second place behind Sir Vince Cable’s anti-Brexit group on 24 percent. The former UKIP leader took to Twitter to voice his disgust at the findings of the voting intention poll and claimed the Brexit Party was not offered to respondents as an equal contender, but instead put into an “others” section.
Mr Farage said: “You Gov have released a poll showing the Lib Dems top in the country, with @brexitparty_uk second.
“They did not have the BP option on the list and we were hidden in ‘others’. Looks like an establishment attempt to suppress the truth. #FakePolling.”
When asked who they would back if a general election was held now, 19 percent of voters said the Tories – the same percentage who said they would vote for Labour.
Its is the first time two challenger parties have come out on top in a voting intention poll.
The survey of 1,763 adults held on May 28 and 29 put support for the Green Party at 8 percent.
The Brexit Party, which was officially launched just six weeks before British voters headed to the polls on May 23, enjoyed a stunning victory.
After his party won 28 seats in the European parliament, Mr Farage promised a “revolution in British politics”.
Almost 70 percent of those who took part in the survey said Brexit was the most important issue facing Britain.
Martin Daubney, who successfully stood as a Brexit Party candidate in the Euros, took to Twitter to share a picture of what appeared to be the YouGov survey.
It showed participants were given a choice of supporting either the Conservative Party, Labour, the Lib Dems or ‘other’.
The Brexit Party, along with Change UK, UKIP, the Green, the SNP and Plaid Cymru were slotted into the ‘other’ category instead of being listed as individual options.
Mr Daubney tweeted: “Here is the proof@YouGov classify@brexitparty_uk as ‘other’.
“Only once ‘other’ is chosen do you get to say what your choice is. So it’s a barrier, that relies on awareness, and favours the main parties. And then… we smash it.”
Express.co.uk has contacted YouGov for comment.
More to follow.