NEWS21 August 2019

Majority of Britons favour public vote on any Brexit deal

Brexit News UK

UK – Over half of the British public think any Brexit deal or agreement should be put to a public vote, according to a Kantar poll.

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When asked ‘should the final deal/agreement reached by the government be put to a public vote?’, 52% of respondents said yes, 29% said no, and 19% said they didn’t know.

Remaining in the EU and revoking Article 50 is the most popular outcome for the public, according to the survey, with one in three ( 33%) saying this is their most favourable scenario.

Over a fifth of respondents ( 23%) said leaving the EU with no deal was the scenario they favoured most. Fewer than one in 10 ( 9%) want to leave the EU with Theresa May’s deal, 13% want to leave but remain in the single market/customs union, while 22% said they ‘don’t know’.

Support for a public vote is higher amongst remain voters, with 71% saying there should be a vote on any final agreement reached by the government, compared with 37% of those who voted to leave the EU.

The poll also found that one in three ( 32%) expect that leaving the EU without a deal on 31st October would personally affect them negatively this year – but another third ( 33%) believe it will be neither positive or negative, while 22% think it would be positive for them.

Kantar conducted 1,133 interviews online among adults living in Great Britain between 15th-19th August. Interviews were conducted using the Kantar Research Express Online Omnibus. Data was weighted to match population totals for age, gender, working status, 2017 general election voting patterns, 2016 EU referendum voting patterns, education, region, and likelihood to vote in the next general election.