Poll Shows Support for Second EU Referendum

webadmin June 22, 2018 Comments Off on Poll Shows Support for Second EU Referendum

  Two years after the divisive Brexit vote, poll done for ITV1’s Good Morning Britain by Pollsters Survation suggests that voters’ mood had made 180 degree turn. If Brexit vote was to be repeated right now margin would be 53% for ‘Stay’ and 47% for ‘Leave.

  The latest poll found that 48% of those questioned are for a referendum on the final Brexit deal, only 25% are against the idea and some 18% didn’t have any opinion.

  The most surprising result of the poll is that 35% of former Leave voters now want a new referendum. “Soft Brexit” is wanted by 42% of potential voters, while 37% are OK with “hard Brexit”.

  57% of last year’s Labour voters want to see soft Brexit, while only 23% are keen on hard option.

  Out of 1,000 surveyed people nearly a half, or 47%, thought that leaving EU without a deal would be bad for UK, while 32% were confident that “no deal” would be good for UK. Just 35% of surveyed people see Brexit as good for economy, while 39% held the opposite opinion.

  Campaigners who would like to see second referendum, are very positive about outcome of the poll and MP Chuka Umunna said: “This new polling shows just how much momentum is building behind the campaign for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.” People’s Vote, an organization set up to promote second referendum is planning a march in London this Saturday.

  Unfortunately, survey found that voters are very confused about key Brexit issues. Only 17% of surveyed could correctly identify customs union definition, wile only 38% correctly understand what the single market is. The issue of Irish border fared much worst since only 39% said they had ‘limited’ understanding of it, wile 19% said they haven’t heard about the Irish border problem at all.

  Essentially, survey suggest that voters are confused and poorly understand consequences of the Brexit and that government is sending wrong message to general public, while parliament stays paralyzed.


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