As Nigel Farage vows to stand against 'violent left-wing mob who hate our country' latest polls show his support SOARING

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Nigel Farage was attacked with cement while on the campaign trail

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Emily Fox

By Emily Fox

Published: 11/06/2024

- 13:35

Updated: 11/06/2024

- 13:54

Nigel Farage has now overtaken Sunak among 2019 Tory voters

As Nigel Farage faces attacks from the Left - the country's right are giving him their support in droves.

The Reform Leader is now more popular than Rishi Sunak with 2019 Tory voters.

The latest polling, by JL Partners, post D-Day, finds Sunak with a net rating of +8 and Farage head and shoulders above on +15.

When asked how positively or negatively they felt about political leaders, Nigel Farage topped the pack, following by Sunak and then Ed Davey and Keir Starmer.

It comes as the Left vitriol against the Reform leader reached fever pitch today on the campaign trail.

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Left-wing activists were seen throwing pieces of cement at the party leader as he campaigned from the Reform bus in Barnsley.

In a video, posted online, Farage was seen waving to the crowds below when an activist threw a large clump of cement at the leader.

Police were quick to swoop in on the activist.

Condemning the attack, Farage wrote: "My huge thanks to South Yorkshire Police today. I will not be bullied or cowed by a violent left-wing mob who hate our country."

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It comes as Rishi Sunak admitted that people are “frustrated” with him and that the Tories “have not got everything right” as he launched his party’s General Election manifesto.

The Prime Minister’s mea culpa came as he set out a policy platform he hopes can overturn Labour’s yawning poll lead ahead of July 4.

Speaking at the Silverstone racing track, Mr Sunak conceded it has not all been plain sailing as he highlighted the Conservatives’ record from 14 years in Government.

He said: “I’m not blind to the fact that people are frustrated with our party and frustrated with me.

“Things have not always been easy. And we have not got everything right.”

But, he insisted, “we are the only party in this election with the big ideas to make our country a better place to live”.

The Prime Minister’s election campaigning was dealt a heavy blow by the backlash against his decision to leave the 80th anniversary of D-Day commemorations before the main international ceremony.

The Tories’ achievements which Mr Sunak listed in his manifesto launch speech included delivering “the third highest rate of economic growth in the G7”, taking “the difficult decisions to repair the public finances” under David Cameron’s leadership and reforming welfare by capping benefits.

He also praised the record of Conservative home secretaries Theresa May, Priti Patel and James Cleverly, but did not include Suella Braverman, who held the role for more than a year of his premiership.

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Mrs Braverman has increasingly been a thorn in the Prime Minister’s side since she was sacked last year.

The Liberal Democrats seized on Mr Sunak’s words of contrition, with deputy leader Daisy Cooper saying: “Rishi Sunak got one thing right in this speech: people are frustrated with him and the Conservative Party.

“This manifesto isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on. No-one will believe anything they’re promising today.”

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