14 per cent of Brex­iters would now vote to stay

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

MORE than 14 per cent of peo­ple who voted for Brexit in the Mac­cles­field area would not vote the same way if the ref­er­en­dum was held again, ac­cord­ing to a new sur­vey.

The Mac­cles­field area bucked the na­tional trend dur­ing the big bal­lot on June 23, with 54pc of vot­ers (54,912 peo­ple) want­ing to stay in the Euro­pean Union.

How­ever in a re­cent sur­vey car­ried out on the Mac­cles­field Ex­press web­site, nearly 9pc of Brex­iters said they would now vote to stay in, while 5.4pc said they would not vote.

At the same time, a solid 92.9pc of re­main­ers say they would vote the same way to­day, with just 4.1pc claim­ing they now back a Brexit in our poll.

Of those who re­sponded, 52.5pc felt ac­cess to the com­mon mar­ket was more im­por­tant than con­trol over our bor­ders, with 47.5pc be­liev­ing the op­po­site.

And wor­ry­ingly, 53.5pc of re­spon­dents said they ex­pect Bri­tain to break up as a re­sult of Brexit within a decade.

More than 53pc of peo­ple who re­sponded be­lieve there should be a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum on leav­ing the EU once the terms of a sec­ond Brexit deal are known.

How­ever, re­spon­ders have not been im­pressed with the per­for­mance of the party lead­ers since the ref­er­en­dum with Teresa May earn­ing a 17.5pc ap­proval rat­ing, Jeremy Cor­byn on 10pc and Ni­chola Stur­geon on 15.5pc, while 47.5pc said no politi­cians have im­pressed them.

Two hun­dred peo­ple re­sponded to the sur­vey on our web­site, 49.5pc of which were women, with 31pc in the 45 to 54 age bracket.

Only 17.5pc of Max­o­ni­ans have been im­pressed with Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May since the EU ref­er­en­dum

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