Nigel Farage sparks heated row as latest polling shows growing Gen-Z support: 'Arrogant response!'

Nigel Farage sparks heated row as latest polling shows growing Gen-Z support: 'Arrogant response!'

WATCH NOW: Nigel Farage's gen-z support sparks heated on-air row

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Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce


Published: 21/06/2024

- 22:56

According to the latest YouGov voter polling, 15 per cent of 18 to 24-year-old voters support Reform UK

Reform UK leader Nigel Farage has sparked a fresh row on GB News after the latest YouGov polling suggested more young voters are turning towards the party.

According to the latest polls, 15 per cent of 18 to 24-year-old voters support Reform.


Reacting to the figures on GB News, Deputy Leader of rejoin the EU, Richard Morley claimed that the majority of supporters are only turning towards Reform and Farage "out of amusement".

In a heated debate with Patrick Christys, Morley told GB News: "I think it's a bit of an exaggeration to say that he's very popular amongst young people.

Patrick Christys and Richard Morley

Patrick Christys scolded Morley for his 'arrogant' response to Reform UK polling

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"Yes, the poll suggests that he has somewhere between 12 and 15 per cent of Generation Z behind him. But of course, let's remember that that leaves round about 80 per cent who are not behind him."

Patrick hit back at Morley and joked that the new stats are "killing him inside" to see new support for Reform and Nigel Farage.

Patrick quizzed Morley: "Is that not just an arrogant and out-of-touch thing for you to say?"

Morley fumed: "Well, you may think so, but I think that there are lots of reasons why young people will reject Nigel Farage at the at the ballot box. He's no friend to young people, is he?

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage is winning support of Gen-Z voters, new polling has revealed

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"The measures that he wants to adopt, a complete endorsement of Brexit, which goes against the young people's wish - most young people want to rejoin. They want to have the opportunities to live and work in Europe as they did before. He is not exactly in tune with their thinking."

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In disagreement with Morley, Patrick argued: "Richard, maybe there are an increasing number of young people now in Britain who really do not like the direction of travel in this country, and that's what he's tapping into?"

Morley responded: "I'm sure they don't like the direction of travel after 14 years of this terrible Tory government, but that doesn't mean to say they want Nigel Farage's direction to travel either.

"Abandoning net zero, which is Nigel Farage's big idea, is the biggest harm that you could possibly do to young people."

Patrick grilled Morley on his election chances and argued that his frustrations towards Farage and Reform could have been brought about because he is "going to lose" at the July ballot.

Richard Morley

Richard Morley claims young voters are only supporting Reform UK 'out of amusement'

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Patrick scolded: "I think you might not want to admit this on national television, but you are about to lose your second massive vote, aren't you?

"You've got here Nigel Farage, Mr. Brexit who is potentially on course to get double the number of votes of the only other party that said they want to rejoin the European Union?"

Casting more doubt on Reform UK's election chances, Morley concluded: "These opinion polls are indicators of public dissatisfaction rather than actual fact indications of what they're actually going to vote for on the day.

"I'm sure that when we come and see it, Reform UK is not going to get the seats that it expects."

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