A new poll by BMG Research for Huffington Post has found that just 16% of Brits favour remaining in the EU when presented with all the options. Even among those who voted Remain in 2016, just 32% support remaining today.
A Canada-style deal was the most popular of all the options with 22% of the country supporting it, ahead of No Deal in second place. Chequers was as unpopular as the Norway option, with both languishing on 11%.
After ERG Vice Chair Mark Francois confirmed that the ERG intended to vote against Chequers no matter what, this is a further sign that a pivot to a Canada-style deal may be May’s most politically viable option. Her comments today that a Canada-style deal would be worse than no deal will not be going down well with her backbenchers…
UPDATE: With the don’t know’s excluded, it becomes even more clear that most people want a clean break.
BMG Brexit poll (don’t knows excluded):
Canada style 28%
Leaving on WTO 24%
Staying in the EU 20%
A clear majority for Canada+++ or WTO terms.
It’s time to #ChuckChequers
Field work 21st/22nd Sept.
— Peter Thompson (@P_G_Thompson) September 25, 2018