The majority of Britons now believe Brexit is bad news. According to a new poll, 65% think they will be left in a lurch when the UK leaves the European Union next year and half want to vote again.
The Sky Data poll asked respondents to choose between three options: May’s deal, a no deal or staying in the EU. The findings: 48% said they would prefer to stay in the EU, 27% wanted to leave with no deal and 13% would opt for the government’s deal.
Sky Data interviewed a nationally representative sample of 1,466 Sky customers online between July 20 and 23. Data are weighted to the profile of the population.
As reported by the Reuters news agency, a separate poll on July 27 suggested that the proportion of voters who favour a referendum on the final terms of any Brexit deal had overtaken those who do not for the first time.
May has repeatedly ruled out holding another public vote on Brexit, saying the public spoke at a June 23, 2016, referendum, in which 51.9% of the votes cast backed leaving the EU while 48.1% backed staying.
However, the Sky poll found 78% of voters thought May’s government was doing a bad job of negotiating Brexit, up 23 percentage points from March. Only 10% thought the government was doing a good job.