Murray – YouGov poll shows party leaderships not convincing supporters over Brexit

Today’s “daily” YouGov poll shows 75% of Labour supporters and 64% of Conservative supporter think Brexit is going “not well” or “badly”.

YouGov have conducted a poll of their subscribers which shows the majority of both Labour and Conservative supporters think Brexit is turning out badly.

The poll asked, ‘which of the following comes closest to your view on how well Brexit is going?’

Overall just 14% answered either ‘I expected Brexit to go well and I think it is going well so far’ or ‘I expected Brexit to go badly but I think it is going well so far’.

For Labour supporters 75% said either ‘I expected Brexit to go well but I don’t think it is going well so far’ or ‘I expected Brexit to go badly and I think it is going badly so far’. For Conservatives the equivalent figure was 64%.

 

Commenting Ian Murray MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

The leaderships of both Labour and the Conservatives are committed to a hard Brexit which would see Britain leave the European Economic Area, but plainly those plans are not convincing their supporters.

Brexit is turning out to be far more complicated and costly than anybody could have known at the time, and the Government is making a complete mess of the negotiations.

It’s time to dump hard Brexit and for politicians to have the courage to say that Brexit is a big deal, but not a done deal and that, when we know the terms of the final deal, there should be a People’s Vote on whether it is good enough for this country.”

/ends