This month’s ORB International Brexit Confidence tracker poll shows a small drop in public confidence in the Prime Minister’s ability to get the right deal for Britain in the Brexit negotiations, and a drop in approval for the way the government is handling negotiations.
The online poll of 2024 people began on the 2nd November, just a few days after Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s uneventful Autumn budget, and after weeks of media coverage on the Northern Ireland backstop agreement.
Although Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has suggested that a deal could be struck by the 21st November, the results of this month’s poll suggest the British public have become less optimistic about the Government’s handling of the Brexit negotiations.
1.Do you approve or disapprove of the way in which the Government is handling the Brexit negotiations?
Approve 27% (-4)
Disapprove 73% (+4)
2. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement? “ I think the Prime Minister will get the right deal for Britain in the Brexit negotiations”
Agree 25% (-4)
Disagree 55% (+2)
Don’t know 20% (+2)
3. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement? “Britain will be economically better off post Brexit”
Agree 39% (-3)
Disagree 41% (+1)
4.How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement? “Britain will have more control over immigration post Brexit”
Agree 61% (-3)
Disagree 23% (+2)
Don’t know 15% (+1)
5. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement? “Controlling Immigration is more important than access to free trade”
Agree 36% (-5)
Disagree 49% (+6)
Don’t know 15% (-2)
N=2,024 interviews conducted among a representative sample of the GB adult population November 2nd-4th 2018. The statistical margin of error at the 95% confidence level is + 2.2%.