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UKIP to win EU parliamentary elections: Polls

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Britain’s UK Independence Party (UKIP) is expected to win the majority of votes in the European parliamentary election, polls show.

A Sunday Times poll, published on Sunday, put Nigel Farage’s UKIP on 29 percent, 1 percentage point ahead of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party.

Meanwhile a second survey by the YouGov, published in the Sun on the same day, gave UKIP a three-point lead over Labour.

According to the poll, the UKIP is on 29 percent, ahead of Labour on 26 percent, the Conservatives on 23 percent and the Liberal Democrats on 10 percent.

More than a quarter of those surveyed, however, said the UKIP had racist views, members and supporters.

Thirty-five percent said the party itself was not racist, but that it has attracted “some candidates or supporters with racist, extreme or odd views.”

Farage said on Sunday that the party was non-racist, but admitted that mistakes had been made in the past when accepting new members.

A recent Telegraph/ICM poll showed that one in every three voters, who supported the Conservative Party in the 2010 European elections, now plan to vote for the UKIP in this month’s elections.

The UKIP wants Britain’s exit from the EU. It also plans to reduce the inflow of immigrants to the country.

According to reports, the party has grown rapidly during the last decade, mostly by winning voters of the Conservative Party.

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