As Theresa May prepares for her keynote speech today setting out the Government’s approach to Brexit, the latest BMG poll for the Independent reveals more people believe the PM is handling Brexit preparations badly then well.
The poll, which asked the public “In your opinion, is Theresa May doing a good job, or bad job, preparing the UK for Brexit?” found that just 25% of people think she is doing a ‘very good’ or ‘good’ job whereas three in ten (30%) think she is doing a ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’ job. Just over one quarter (27%) said she is doing an ‘average’ job while 18% said ‘don’t know’.
A closer look at the data reveals that just four in ten (40%) Leave voters think May is doing a good job preparing the UK for Brexit while one fifth (20%) think she is doing a bad job. Meanwhile just 20% of Remain voters think May is doing a good job and 45% think she is doing a bad job.
Younger people, who were more likely to vote Remain in last year’s referendum, are much less likely to think May is doing a good job with Brexit preparations when compared with older age groups (18 to 24s=17% vs 65 to 74=37%).
Looking at party support reveals six in ten (61%) Conservative supporters think the PM is doing a good job preparing the UK for Brexit compared with one in ten Labour supporters (10%), 13% of Lib Dem supporters and 23% of UKIP supporters.
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An article based on these polling results, released by the Independent, can be found here.
Fieldwork dates and methodology can be found here.
A full breakdown of these results can be found here.
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Lauren Harris – Senior Research Executive