New poll predicts British people would vote to scrap Brexit in a second referendum

Matt Cardy / GettyProtesters against Brexit in Parliament Square.
  • Voters believe British people would vote to remain in the EU if a second referendum were held today, according to a new poll.
  • Among decided voters, remaining in the EU now has a predicted 12-point lead.
  • Demands for a second vote have been growing in recent weeks.
  • However, the poll finds little public enthusiasm for another vote.

LONDON – Britain would vote to scrap Brexit and remain in the EU if a second referendum were held today, the British people now believe.

Voters were asked what they believed would be the result of a second Brexit referendum. 45% said Britain would vote to remain in the EU, as opposed to 35% who said Britain would again vote to leave, according to a new poll commissioned by Lord Ashcroft.

Among all decided voters, Remain now has a predicted 12 point lead of 56% to 44%.

Almost one-in-five Brexit voters say they believe Britain would vote to remain inside the EU instead.

Ashcroft 2nd referendum result 01 768x382Lord Ashcroft Polls

The findings come as demands for a second referendum have grown, with even the prominent Leave campaigner and former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, saying last week that he was moving towards backing holding another vote.

However, the public still remains largely opposed to the idea of another poll. Overall, 51% are opposed to a second referendum and just 38% are in favour.

However, these positions switched when respondents were asked whether they would support another vote if May fails to get a Brexit deal with the EU.

In these circumstances, 39% would back a second referendum as opposed to 31% who would oppose one.

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