The Sun have tweeted out tonight’s YouGov/Sun voting intention figures, the first with fieldwork conducted wholly after the local election results. Topline figures are CON 29%, LAB 39%, LDEM 9%, UKIP 16%. The 16% is the highest that YouGov have shown for UKIP (their previous high was 14%, and that was only achieved in the last week or so.)
It’s not a surprise to see UKIP increasing their support on the back of their local election performance – parties that do well at elections and are seen to be doing well and making progress often see a boost in the polls, success breeds success. That probably goes double for a smaller party, since the extra publicity and being seen as a serious contender makes so much difference.