Nigel Farage, leader of the U.K. Independence Party, said he sees New York businessman Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidential election this November.
"I sense he may well will win it because he may well get people voting that haven't voted for years," Farage told CNBC's "Power Lunch" on Tuesday.
The British politician qualified his comments, saying that the U.S. is a "different country" with "broadly different issues" than the U.K.
Farage said, however, that Trump supporters may be underrepresented by pollsters in the same way that they failed to capture the scale of the leave campaign. Despite markets and polls projecting that Britons would vote to stay in the European Union, they ultimately voted last week to leave. Farage and his party were vocal proponents of a Brexit.
The UKIP leader said that these predictions fail to account for people responding to pollsters in a way that doesn't accurately reflect their views or future behavior.
"There's kind of this consensus that has made people feel slightly embarrassed, ashamed to be patriotic, to believe we should control immigration and so when pollsters ring them, they tend to shy away a little bit," Farage said.