UKIP surges to 2 points behind Tories

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has just two points to put behind the ruling Conservative Party in terms of popularity as British Prime Minister David Cameron grapples with internal dissent.

According to the data by Survation, a member of the British Polling Council, UKIPâ„¢s popularity has surged to 22 percent, which is the partyâ„¢s highest poll rating ever.

The polling put the opposition Labour Party at 35 percent, i.e. 11 points ahead of the Tories. This is while that the Liberal Democrats, the junior party to the coalition government led by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, are in fourth place on 11 per cent.

It shows if the results were repeated at a general election on a uniform swing, Labour would have a majority of 104 seats.

The survey canvassed 1,000 adults in England, Scotland and Wales last week.

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