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Monday, June 26, 2017
Britain Would Vote to Leave EU Again One Year After Referendum
One year after the UK’s historic vote to leave the European Union (EU) the British public would vote by the same margin to leave the bloc, a poll has revealed.
The survey, conducted to coincide with the first anniversary of the Brexit vote, predicts that 52 per cent of voters would choose to leave the EU, with 48 per cent voting to remain.
The Panelbase poll for The Sunday Times was conducted online and had a sample size of 5,481 people.
The details of the survey suggest more than 90 per cent of people would vote in the same way as they did in 2016, election analyst and founder of Number Cruncher Politics Matt Singh claimed on Twitter.
It reinforces the results of a recent YouGov poll that showed 52 per cent back a so-called “hard Brexit” whereby the UK leaves the Single Market and the Customs Union.
The survey also showed that Labour has climbed to an 18-year high in the polls, with the party overtaking the Conservatives and winning the support of 46 per cent of voters.
After a poor general election campaign and losing their majority in the House of Commons, just 41 per cent backed the Tories.
The prime minister’s approval rating also slumped to minus 17, whilst Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s jumped to plus 17.
Mr. Corbyn’s Labour first pulled ahead of Mrs. May’s Tories in the polls on the 23rd of June, when a YouGov poll for The Times showed 35 per cent would prefer Mr. Corbyn to be in No 10 compared to 34 per cent favouring Mrs. May.
The Labour leader was found to be ahead in all age categories under 50. Yet, when she called the election in mid-April, 54 per cent wanted Mrs. May as prime minister, with 15 per cent favouring Mr. Corbyn.