Farage 'not a danger to Britain'

Almost half of voters do not believe UK Independence Party (Ukip) leader Nigel Farage is a "danger to Britain", a poll suggests.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage.

ComRes reported 49% dismissed the suggestion he is a danger, compared to 24% who agreed and 27% who did not know.

A series of questions about Ukip's appeal also found 40 % of those polled agree it is a party of the far right, compared to 38% who disagree.

The research, conducted for the Independent, shows su pport for the Conservatives has dropped by 1% while Ukip's has increased by the same amount.

Labour are unchanged on 36%, the Tories down to 30%, t he Liberal Democrats unchanged on 9%, Ukip up to 12% and the other parties remain on 13%.

The changes are compared to the la st ComRes telephone poll for the Independent in March.

For the latest poll, ComRes interviewed 1,000 adults by telephone between April 11 and 13.