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Majority Of Voters Now Back A Second Brexit Referendum, Poll Shows

Majority Of Voters Now Back A Second Brexit Referendum, Poll Shows”

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in Westminster, London, Britain, July 18, 2018.

Surveys over the past two months have shown a steady increase in support for another referendum, amid a parliamentary deadlock and as Theresa May sought to promote her Chequers plan for leaving the bloc.

'The sands of public opinion have shifted against Brexit - that's why it's crucial to have a people's vote on Brexit with the option to stay in the European Union'.

As before the referendum, when President of the European Council Donald Tusk warned Brits that voting to Leave could mean "the end of Western political civilisation" and David Cameron asked then-U.S. President Barack Obama to threaten to send the country to the "back of the queue" for a trade deal, former Remain campaigner Theresa May appears to have support from overseas for her scare tactics. Data are weighted to the profile of the population.

May has stepped up planning for a so called "no-deal" Brexit that would see the world's fifth largest economy crash out of the European Union on March 29, 2019, a step that could spook financial markets and dislocate trade flows across Europe and beyond.

When they were asked whether there should be a referendum on the final terms of any Brexit deal, 42% said there should be a fresh vote while 40% said there should not.

According to YouGov, the majority of voters would like the opportunity to approve (or not) the final Brexit settlement between London and Brussels.: 70% of Liberals, 58% of Labour and 21% of Conservatives want a second referendum.

Faith in Theresa May has plunged to record lows and nearly three quarters of people lack confidence she can get a Brexit deal.

The Sky poll found 78 percent of voters thought May's government was doing a bad job of negotiating Brexit, up 23 percentage points from March.

For the first time a majority of people now support a second Brexit referendum.

The July poll showed 30 percent were satisfied with her leadership, down from 35 percent in June.

Forty-two percent of respondents said there should, while 40 percent said there should not.



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