A new poll released now exclusively by Survation has made it clear that when it comes to the big set piece TV EU Referendum debates, Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage are the public's clear favourites to represent the Leave campaign.
The polling (sample size 1400) asks which two politicians the public would like to see take part for the leave side in the big BBC Wembley EU Referendum Debate on June 21st. Boris Johnson has 61% naming him in their top two and Nigel Farage has 41% naming him in their top two. No other politician named in the poll comes close to the levels of public support that Nigel and Boris receive to head the debates on behalf of the leave campaign.
UKIP Chairman Steve Crowther said, "This polling shows that the public recognise the titanic efforts of Nigel Farage and UKIP in getting this referendum. Now the public want him to be one of the two representatives in the big Wembley debate. The idea that Nigel and UKIP would not be represented in that debate, despite receiving nearly 4 million votes last year, winning the European Elections in 2014, currently polling 20% and being the only party advocating the leave vote in this referendum would be ludicrous.
"We are told that David Cameron thinks debating Nigel Farage would be a pushover. This is funny as he has spent years avoiding any direct debate with Nigel. It is of course in Number 10's interest to avoid any direct debate with the man who forced him against his will to give the people of this country as choice about who governs them".
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