The poll asked voters how they felt about Labour’s shift to a softer Brexit.
Of all poll respondents, most said they agreed with Labour’s new position (42%) while 22% said they neither agreed nor disagreed with Labour. Just 28% said they disagreed with Labour’s new approach to Brexit. 9% said they did not know.
However, when poll respondents were asked if Theresa May should support single-market and customs union membership during a transitional post-Brexit period, 49% said they agreed.
As for the question about Labour’s new approach, no less than 67% of Labour 2017 voters agreed with the policy-switch, indicating that Labour’s decision to soften its Brexit stance was the right decision. 15% said they neither agreed nor disagreed, while just 11% disagreed, further suggesting that Labour has made the right decision in relation to pleasing their base.
56% of remain voters said they agreed with Labour’s new position, as did 26% of leave voters.
With just one in ten Labour voters disagreeing with Labour’s new stance, this poll suggests that Jeremy Corbyn’s party has made a good strategic decision. It could even help the party woo over voters who would prefer a soft-Brexit, but have been put-off by Labour’s “harder” Brexit stance.
The full results of the Survation poll conducted for the Mail on Sunday between the 31st August and 1st September can be found here.
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