UKIP supporters were more pessimistic than any other party's about Andy Murray's chance of winning Wimbledon, according to a YouGov poll for yesterday's Sunday Times.
UKIP supporters were more pessimistic than any other party’s about Andy Murray’s chances of winning Wimbledon, according to a YouGov poll for yesterday’s Sunday Times.
Forty per cent of UKIP supporters thought Murray was unlikely to win this year’s men’s Wimbledon trophy, followed by 36 per cent of Conservative supporters and 34 per cent of Labour supporters.
Lib Dems were the least pessimistic, with just 28 per cent saying they thought Murray was unlikely to win Wimbledon.
When asked which qualities they associated with Andy Murray, a quarter of both UKIP and Conservative supporters cited the word ‘unfriendly’, compared to 17 per cent of Labour supporters and 10 per cent of Lib Dems.
12 per cent of UKIP supporters also believed Murray was “hostile”, compared to just 4 per cent of Lib Dems.
It would appear that right-wing pessimism is alive and well – and as unrealistic as ever!Like this article? Sign up to Left Foot Forward's weekday email for the latest progressive news and comment - and support campaigning journalism by making a donation today.