Poll: Farage tops Clegg in first EU debate

William JordanUS Elections Editor
March 26, 2014, 8:33 PM GMT+0

By 57% to 36% those who watched the first live EU debate say Nigel Farage bettered Nick Clegg, a YouGov poll for The Sun finds

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and UKIP leader Nigel Farage went head-to-head this Wednesday in the first of two debates about the future of Britain’s relationship with the E.U.

A YouGov poll conducted for The Sun finds that 57% of people who watched the debate say Nigel Farage performed better overall. 36% give the edge to Nick Clegg and 6% don't know.

The poll is weighted to be representative politically and by attitudes to EU membership.

The 60-minute debate was broadcast live on LBC and Sky News. The second debate will be on the BBC next Wednesday, April 2.

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