One in five would consider voting for the BNP?

This is cross posted from Edmund Standing’s blog

One in five “would consider voting BNP”‘ stated The Telegraph in the aftermath of Nick Griffin’s Question Time debut.

This claim was quickly picked up by other newspapers and spread all over the internet, leaving the impression that the BNP’s support is now quite considerable.

However, just how accurate are these polls? A look at a campaigning group on the BNP’s ’social network’ suggests they could be highly unrepresentative of genuine public opinion, thanks to deliberate attempts by the BNP to skew the results in their favour.

The group in question is named ‘YOUGOV – Let’s increase BNP’s support in polls, and raise money at the same time!’ and currently has 606 members (you don’t have to be a member to view it, though).

The group’s description states:

Despite recently getting two MEPs elected our support in Yougov polls has recently dropped to 3% (just 1% in Scotland).
One of the main reasons people don’t vote for us is because they believe we are a wasted vote, and it’s online polls such as Yougov that give them this impression!
If EVERY BNP supporter joined Yougov, we could put our support on a par with the Lib Dems and possibly higher!
On top of this we could actually raise money for the Party via Yougov as you actually get paid for participating in surveys.
I have already been sent a £50 cheque by Yougov which I donated to the party.
Imagine if every BNP supporter signed up to Yougov and every few weeks, raised £50 which was donated to the party.
The party could potentially get £100,000’s per year via Yougov!!!
Also if you join Yougov via the referral link below Yougov will send me the equivalent amount in survey credit for each survey they complete during their first three months of membership. Therefore potentially DOUBLING the money raised for the party!
You can also send your referral link to your friends and family, and therefore increasing the amount you raise for the party.
I’m very close to receiving my second cheque which I would really like to donate towards the legal battle against the treacherous extremist-lefties of the CEHR.

Under ‘news’ we read:



This now puts the BNP ahead of the Lib Dems!

Make sure you forward this group, or just the link onto your friends and family.

Together we CAN make a REAL difference.


Next time you read about polls showing the BNP’s support is supposedly increasing by the day, bear this in mind.

H/T: Lancaster Unity