Sky TV Poll shows majority of British voters think Brexit would be bad for the country’s economy

The nationally representative sample throws light on what British voters want out of the Brexit deal.

On Monday, as per the results of a Sky TV poll, 50% of British voters support a referendum for choosing between leaving the European Union with a deal from the bloc or leaving with leaving with no deal or staying in the EU.

40% of those polled opposed such a call for referendum, while 10% were undecided.

Although Britain has only 8 months before it leaves the EU, there is little clarity as to its future trade relationship with the bloc with British Prime Minister Theresa May, grappling to put out the fires of a rebellion within her party, is struggling to strike a deal with the EU.

May has stepped up planning for cliff’s edge Brexit which will see Britain, the world’s 5th largest economy crashing out of the EU on March 29, 2019. If this were to happen, it could significantly impact financial markets since it would have a deep impact on trade flows and supply chains of major companies across Europe and beyond.

As per the Sky poll result, 78% of those polled, up from 23% from March, thought May’s government was doing a shoddy job in Brexit negotiations. May’s approval rating has also sunk to 24%, according to the poll.

Significantly, voters were also undecided as to whether Brexit would be good for Britain or whether it would be disastrously bad. 51% of those polled thought it would be bad, while 40% said it would be good.

The poll was conducted by Sky Data which interviewed a nationally representative sample of 1,466 Sky customers online between July 20 and July 23 2018.

Data are weighted to the profile of the population.


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