Brexit Party figures have hit out at BMG Research for not including the party alongside Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats as a major choice.
The firm instead ask voters if they’re voting for ‘another party’ – rolling the Brexit Party into this despite Nigel Farage’s new group winning the European Elections and having led Westminster polls.
Farage hit out yesterday, saying: “Despite leading in recent polls and winning the European election (biggest party in EU), BMG Research don’t consider us a major party and believe we are the same as Change UK. This is more Fake Polling that should be called out.”
The Party’s Chairman Richard Tice also hit out: “More Fake Polling, this time from BMG Research who lump Brexit Party in with ‘other parties’ in their opinion polls. Clearly winning a national election isn’t good enough for some!”
Westmonster’s Michael Heaver, also a Brexit Party MEP, weighed in too: “Here we go again: looks like BMG Research asking voters if they’re backing Tories, Labour or LibDems, with Brexit Party buried as ‘another party’.
“Winning a national election and leading Westminster polls still not enough for parity with the LibDems apparently. What a joke.”
Another polling firm, YouGov, previously didn’t prompt for the Brexit Party – but when they did, the party led multiple polls for the General Election.
Surely a party that has led polls and elected 29 MEPs to the European Parliament should be getting the same treatment by pollsters as the Liberal Democrats?
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