March 12, 2018 2:52 PM

New poll shows Labour would win votes if it fights Brexit

New polling shows that Labour could win more seats at the next General Election if the party fights to stop Brexit.

At Best for Britain, we’ve been tracking how people feel about Brexit and what they want leaders to do. According to our latest polling, Labour would be 10% behind the Conservatives with a pro-Brexit policy, versus 5% behind if they opposed Brexit.

This supports previous analyses we did showing that only a tiny proportion of the Labour vote seems to be leave voters who really care about Brexit and that Labour is the party of remain, not just in the south and London, not just among the young, but in every age group, every social grade and every region of the country. This should be a wake-up call for Labour. The party needs to choose a Brexit policy that represents the views of their voters and deliver what they want.

This new poll also shows that people are increasingly worried about how the Brexit process is going. 64% of the public, including 47% of Conservative voters, think that the government is doing badly at the Brexit negotiations, versus 19% well. That’s why at Best for Britain we’ve been fighting to get a public vote on the final deal. We need a final check on the terms of deal, and if it is a bad deal - as it is currently looking like it will be - we must be able to reject it.

Technical details

Polling was conducted by YouGov Plc on two occasions:

  1. Tactical voting poll. Questions are below. All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1,594 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 1st - 2nd February 2018. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+). 

    Imagine at the next election the Conservative and Labour parties both support going ahead with Brexit, and the Liberal Democrats are opposed to Brexit. How would you then vote?

    And imagine at the next election the Conservatives support going ahead with Brexit, and Labour and the Liberal Democrats are opposed to Brexit. How would you then vote?

  2. Corbyn vs May policies on Brexit, negotiations
    Questions are below. All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1,629 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 28th February - 1st March 2018. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

    Jeremy Corbyn this week announced that Labour Brexit policy was to implement Brexit but stay inside the Customs Union.

    To what extent do you support or oppose this position?

    Theresa May has recently stated that the government will implement Brexit and stay outside the Customs Union.
    To what extent do you support or oppose this position?

    How well or badly do you think the government are doing at negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union?

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