NIGEL Farage’s Brexit Party has almost double the support of its nearest rival in the South East, a new poll shows.

The group has 37 per cent of the vote share compared with the Lib Dems’ 21 per cent.

This is higher than the national support for the Brexit Party which sits at 34 per cent.

The Conservatives and Labour are languishing on 11 and ten per cent respectively.

Nick Lowles, chief executive of anti-racism group Hope Not Hate, warned a win for the controversial party could have “divisive” effects.

He said: “These results are incredibly alarming. They envision a populist right party storming to victory in these elections. If that happens as this poll suggests, it will be a big boost for the forces of division in this country. That’s why it is so important that progressives get out and vote on Thursday.

“Remember that the Brexit Party’s leadership has been decimated by resignations over racism, Islamophobia and anti Semitism.

“If these results are borne out, it will be a dark day. The most frustrating thing is that it didn’t have to be this way. The Government has failed for more than two years to even try and bring the country together.

“To the very last Theresa May is making no effort to forge consensus in the country. At the same time, Labour’s attempt to triangulate their way out of this Brexit crisis has clearly failed. Leave voters don’t support Labour’s soft Brexit compromise and Remain voters are livid at being abandoned.

“Some have warned a confirmatory referendum could deepen divisions but this poll makes it clear continuing to pretend this question has been resolved is what’s really pulling the country apart.”

Other parties in the South East are the Greens with 11 per cent of the vote, the newly formed Change UK with five per cent and Farage’s former party Ukip with three per cent.

Anti-Brexit campaign group Best For Britain commissioned the study of voters alongside Hope Not Hate.

A total of 9,260 voters were surveyed, including 1,308 from the South East.

Interim chief executive of Best For Britain Naomi Smith said: “Other polls in this election, especially those being used by tactical voting sites, have been relatively small at regional level.

“Our poll is the largest yet and shows that there’s still everything to play for in these European elections.

“It’s fundamentally important that as many people as possible get out and vote, especially those who often get forgotten by politicians – young people, renters and minority voices.

“No matter their frustrations with politics, staying at home on polling day is never the answer.”

The Argus contacted the Brexit Party for comment but did not receive a response.