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Brexit Still Dividing Voters As General Election Draws Closer

Brexit Still Dividing Voters As General Election Draws Closer

The issue of Brexit continues to divide voters as the UK edges closer to a general election.

A series of polls by LADbible this week showed a slight edge for Remain - but also suggested that only a small percentage of people had changed their mind on the way they voted in the 2016 referendum.

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We asked LADbible Twitter followers how they voted in the 2016 referendum - of the 7,000 or so that voted, 31 percent were Leave, 48 percent were Remain and 21 percent didn't vote.

When asked which way they would vote now, almost 12,000 people voted, with 57 percent saying they would back Remain.

Thirty-six percent said they would vote to Leave, with seven percent undecided.

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When asked if they'd changed their mind in the three years since the referendum, the percentage of people who had was virtually identical. Remainers who wanted to leave made up eight percent of the vote, and Leavers who wanted to remain was seven percent.

Fifty-five per cent of the 6,000 votes were people who would still vote Remain, with 29 percent saying they would still vote Leave.


In terms of which party had the best position on Brexit, 43 percent of the 8,720 people who responded chose Labour - which wants a second referendum; 37 per cent backed the Conservatives, who want to leave on the deal they most recently took to Parliament; 12 percent picked the Lib Dems, who want to revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit; and seven percent went for the Green Party, which believes the UK should stay in the EU and has campaigned for another referendum. There were also mentions for the SNP.


In a recent round of polls, the LADbible audience had identified public services such as schools and hospitals as the most important issue in the forthcoming election, with Brexit in second place.

Check Your PMs is LADbible's countdown to the general election December 12. We'll be encouraging people to vote, looking at the issues that matter to our audience and asking YOU what you really think of politics in 2019.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram between now and December 12 and get involved.

Topics: UK politics, general election, brexit, politics

Simon Binns

Simon is the editor of LADbible. He's also the former CityLife editor at the Manchester Evening News and has worked as a journalist for the BBC, The Guardian and loads of places you've never heard of. Boro fan. Parmo expert.

 

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