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The Big Brexit Survey

We asked 21 Brexit questions to 80,000 people and the results were quite a mixed bag. 

Time for Labour to get on with it? On how Labour should position itself the most popular answer was to get on with it and work in the national interest (47%). On what to prioritise in negotiations the most popular response was to put sovereignty and borders first (48%).  Less than 6% thought we should prioritise the single market if it meant financial contributions and free movement. 

 

The government is not viewed as competent. 60% feel negotiations are being handled 'very poorly', while 34% think the EU is treating Britain 'very unfairly'. 

Half of respondents don't mind if there is more or less immigration post Brexit as long as its controlled, giving support to the idea that rules and control matter to people.

A big majority, 82%, of Labour voters think there should be a referendum on the terms of the deal, while 39% think the government should just abandon Brexit completely. And yet if the referendum were held today the results would be 50% Remain, 49% Leave, showing the actual views on the EU don't appear to have changed much.

These mixed results could signal considerable feeling against the government and its handling of Brexit and concerns over the final deal than with the result itself, as shown by the stubbornness of the results on which way people would vote today - these have remained largely flat since June 23. 

Both Leavers and Remainers may grasp that leaving with a bad deal would not be in the interests of the country, and would prefer instead either a soft Brexit, no Brexit, or a 'clean Brexit'. Either way, the polling does not look good for the Tories who will bear the brunt of public feeling if they fail to negotiate well.

 

 

Read the full report here. 


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