May 2017: public confidence increase in Brexit negotiations. New polling results.

On the first weekend of each month ORB International polls a nationally representative sample of n=2,000 adults aged 18+ throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

This month, 44% said they think the Prime Minister will get the right deal for Britain in the Brexit negotiations, up from 41% last month.

There is also a slight increase in the number of people that feel Britain will be better off post Brexit. 43% agreed with this statement in May, compared to only 41% in April.

In addition, 64% of respondents think that the UK will have greater control over immigration post Brexit, and 43% said that having greater control over immigration is more important than having access to the single market.

Full results can be found here.

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The monthly tracking questions are :-

Do you approve or disapprove of the way in which the Government is handling the Brexit negotiations?

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

  • I think the Prime Minister will get the right deal for Britain in the Brexit negotiation
  • Britain will be economically better off post Brexit
  • Britain will have more control over immigration post Brexit
  • Having greater control over immigration is more important that having access to free trade with the EU /Having access to free trade is more important than having greater control over immigration*

*50% of the sample were shown the first statement : 50% of the sample were shown the second statement

Non-confidential intelligence reports: