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Public support for new Brexit referendum revealed

Nearly half of Britons want a second Brexit referendum in the next 10 years, a new YouGov poll shows.

More than a quarter of people already support a referendum by the end of 2023.

In a poll conducted between August 8 and 9, 46 percent of people said there should be a referendum in the next 10 years, while 36 percent of people said there shouldn’t be.

The poll also looked at how much progress has been made with the Brexit deal, although the results show little satisfaction.

Less than a third of people (30 percent) think Brexit is “done”, while nearly half (49 percent) say it’s incomplete.

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However, in a previous survey conducted between February 28 and March 1, only 18 percent thought Brexit was over, while 60 percent said it wasn’t.

When asked how they would vote if there was a referendum on joining the EU, half of the participants said they would vote to join.

YouGov survey shows how Britons feel about Brexit seven years later


In comparison, 30 percent said they would vote to stay out, while seven percent said they would not vote.

Remain voters are overwhelmingly in favor of another referendum: 41 percent say there should be one this year, 61 percent say within the next five years, and 70 percent within the next 10 years.

Only eight percent of Leave voters support a referendum in 2023, 16 percent think there should be a referendum within five years and 20 percent within ten years.

Only 30 percent of Britons think Brexit is over


YouGov tracker data shows that dissatisfaction with the government’s handling of Brexit remains very high, with 72 per cent saying they are doing a poor job. Six in ten (62 percent) think Brexit has been a failure rather than a success, and a majority (55 percent) say we voted wrong to leave in the first place.

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Beth Mann, political researcher at YouGov, said: “Despite the high Bregret numbers among the British public, this new poll shows that there is not necessarily a broad need for another referendum any time soon. However, there are strong party divides that could tip campaigns as we head into the next election and beyond, with a significant majority of those currently planning to vote Labour, supporting a referendum on rejoining the EU within the next 5 or 10 years.

“Our figures also suggest that if a referendum were held now, the Briton rejoining the EU would come out on top. So while political leaders have time on their side, this poll suggests that there will probably come a point in the coming years where talks of another referendum will be hard to avoid.”

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