SECOND REFERENDUM WOULD NOT REVERSE BREXIT, POLL SUGGESTS

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18.5% of participants who chose to ‘leave’ and 16.2% who chose to ‘remain’ would change their mind if asked to vote again

As Brexit continues to dominate the news cycle, over three quarters of British adults surveyed (77%), who voted in the 2016 Brexit referendum, would not change their vote if they were to vote again, polling commissioned by leading communications agency, PLMR, and carried out by Censuswide, has found.

Of those surveyed, 79% of men and 75% of women said that they would vote the same way despite 69% of respondents relaying that they are not confident that Brexit will be executed properly under the current political leadership.

When asked who was best to lead the UK out of the EU, 18% chose current Prime Minister, Theresa May, and 16% went for Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, further displaying the continued splits in public opinion. Nearly 35% of respondents said that they would not like to see anyone leading the UK out of the EU.

Mo Hussein, PLMR’s Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns said:

“While the debate continues around whether people should now be able to revisit their decision on Brexit or if asking people again would just be an affront to democracy, our polling shows that should there be a second referendum, the outcome would likely be the same.

“It could be a sense of Brexit fatigue, or it could quite simply be that the majority of people, two and a half years on, still feel the same. It’s clear that this has a big impact in terms of campaigns for a second referendum –  it’s likely that any move to put the question of Brexit back to the public would not translate into a different result.”

Kevin Craig, PLMR’s Founder and CEO said:

“The polling certainly throws up some interesting results, with no one political party coming out clearly. The country is still divided but there does not seem to be an appetite to change course. I am very surprised by the number of remain voters who say they would vote differently now.”

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