EXIT BREXIT?

Poll finds 54 per cent of Brits now want to STAY in Europe

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BRI­TAIN now wants to re­main in Europe, ac­cord­ing to a new poll.

The sur­vey of 20,000, the largest since the 2016 ref­er­en­dum, found a swing away from Leave, with re­spon­dents say­ing they would now back stay­ing in the EU by 54 per cent to 46 per cent. The ref­er­en­dum saw 52 per cent vote Leave.

Sur­va­tion’s poll for Chan­nel 4 News found sup­port for Brexit has de­clined sharply in some con­stituen­cies which were staunchly pro-Leave two years ago.

Re­searchers found the number of lo­cal au­thor­ity ar­eas back­ing Brexit has fallen from 262 in the ref­er­en­dum to 157 to­day. The number back­ing Re­main has risen from 116 to 221.

Dou­ble-digit falls in sup­port for Brexit were recorded in a string of seats in Labour’s heart­lands, in­clud­ing Wi­gan, Stoke-on-Trent and Mid­dles­brough.

The find­ings could help sway the mood of Labour MPs as they con­sider whether to back Theresa May’s Brexit deal or join the cam­paign for a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum. Vote

The poll did not, how­ever, find con­clu­sive back­ing for yet an­other vote.

Some 43 per cent said they would sup­port a ref­er­en­dum that pit­ted a fi­nal Brexit deal against re­main­ing in the EU – but this was op­posed by 37 per cent.

Fewer than one in six (16 per cent) be­lieve Brexit will be good for their own fi­nances, with 38 per cent braced for a neg­a­tive im­pact.

Re­spon­dents were more bullish on the econ­omy as a whole, with 31 per cent pre­dict­ing Brexit would be good for UK plc.

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