Poll finds support for Brexit has hit a new low


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LONDON — Support for Brexit has fallen to its lowest point since the referendum, according to a new poll.

With less than a year and a half to go until Britain leaves the EU, a new YouGov poll for the Times finds that just 42% of voters now think Britain was right to back Brexit, with 47% saying it was wrong.

This is the lowest level of support YouGov has recorded for Brexit since Britain voted to leave in June 2016.

The poll finds significant numbers of Brexit voters have changed their mind. Seven per cent of Leave voters now say they were wrong to back Brexit with a further 7% saying they don’t know.

As Brexit negotiations hit “deadlock,” over Britain’s divorce bill, the poll also found a growing majority of people now believe the government are handling negotiations badly.

64% say May’s government are mishandling talks with just 21% saying they are going well.

YouGov / Times poll

In hindsight, do you think Britain was right or wrong to vote to leave the European Union?

Right to leave 42% (-2)
Wrong to leave: 47% (+2)

There is also growing fears about the impact of Brexit on the economy. 44% say Brexit will make Britain worse off compared to just 23% who say Britain will be better off.

A plurality of voters also said Brexit would be bad for jobs and pensions, damage the NHS and leave Britain with less influence in the world. However, a majority of voters continue to believe that the decision will decrease immigration.

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Source:: Business Insider

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