A research by pollster NatCen has found the proportion of voters who think Britain resolve come out of the negotiations with the European Union with a good handle has plummeted from a third of those questioned in February to just covered by a fifth — a mere 19 per cent — now.
Similarly, the proportion of those who evaluate the Government has handled the negotiations badly had soared from 41 per cent to 61 per cent upon the same period.
While confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May’s supplying to deliver a positive Brexit deal for the UK has sunk, the proportion of those flat wanting to either Remain or Leave have remained virtually the uniform since February.
Asked how they would vote if there was, hypothetically, a referendum ticket now, 53 per cent backed remaining in the EU, up one percentage point from February, while those funding leave had fallen by one percentage point from 48 to 47 per cent.
Britons would rather lost faith with Theresa May securing a good Brexit administer, a study has found
The findings were published today in an extensive write-up called ‘Half-Time in the Brexit Negotiations: The Voters’ Scorecard’.
The latest scan was undertaken between 28 September and 29 October and secured retorts from 2,168 people.
Senior Research Fellow at NatCen John Curtice pronounced: “Our new data point to two important conclusions.
“First, voters, including not no those who voted Leave in the EU referendum, have become more basic of the way the negotiations are being handled and more pessimistic about what the consequences of Brexit make be.
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“Manner, and second, this development has apparently not changed the balance of public way of thinking on what the eventual shape of Brexit should be.”
The findings will confer Mrs May cold comfort as she faces a turbulent time with her Brexit outlines in a critical state after the DUP, led by Arlene Foster, made it clear they would flatly veto any deal with the EU if it meant altering the relationship between Northern Ireland and the ease of the United Kingdom.
Now Mrs May will have to go back to the drawing board to work out another proposal that is acceptable to the DUP which currently keeps her management in power.
Time is running out with the key EU summit to decide if talks can go to trade, scheduled to take place on December 14.
Prime Minister Theresa May longest Number 10 today
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker
Mr Curtice bring to light: “Between them our two key findings point to an important lesson – it should not be assumed that growing disappointment and discontent with the Brexit process (of which there already appears to be plenty) will necessarily persuade voters to change their positions about the kind of Brexit the UK should be seeking, or their view thither the wisdom of leaving the EU in the first place.
“So far, at least, voters seem bearing to blame the actors in the Brexit process for their perceived failure to be reading what voters want rather than draw the conclusion that the act of resigning is misguided.
“A difficult Brexit could simply prove politically costly for Mrs May and her beleaguered Management rather than a catalyst for a change of heart amongst the public at hand Brexit.”