Sunday Mirror/Sunday Express Voting Intention and Brexit Poll January 2019
A survey of 2,031 GB adults on Brexit

Voting Intention

(nb adds up to 98% due to rounding)

(% in brackets relate to ComRes/Daily Express poll on 16 January 2019)

Political findings:

  • By a ratio of almost two to one, voters support withholding the salaries of MPs and Government Ministers until they have reached an agreement on Brexit (48% to 29%).
  • Most British adults “don’t really care how we do it but just want Brexit to be sorted” (52%).
  • If a referendum were held today, the result would be 54% Remain, 46% Leave
  • Three quarters agree that the Government have handled Brexit negotiations badly (74%) in comparison with three in five who agree the EU has handled negotiations badly (61%). In fact, six in ten 2017 Tory voters (63%) think that their own Government have handled Brexit negotiations badly.
  • However, things are little better for Labour - only one in five think Jeremy Corbyn would have done a better job than Theresa May at negotiating Brexit (22%).
  • Similarly, fewer than half of 2017 Labour voters agree Jeremy Corbyn would make a better PM to negotiate Brexit (46%), although current Labour voters are a bit more likely to agree with this statement (57%).
  • Four in ten adults think Jeremy Corbyn was right to call a vote of no confidence to try and force a general election (38%).
  • A clear majority of 2017 voters for all the main parties agree that “today’s mainstream parties do not offer an appealing choice of who to vote for” (Con 64%, Lab 60% and LD 72%).
  • Three in five British adults support May and Corbyn setting aside party differences and work together to devise an agreement on Brexit that can secure the support of most MPs (61%).
  • Four Brexit outcomes are within two percentage points of each other: requesting the EU to allow an extension of Article 50 (40% support; 30% oppose), forming a Government of National Unity (39% support; 21% oppose), No deal (38% support; 36% oppose), and a second referendum (38% support; 47% oppose). Attracting less support are remaining in the EU (33% support; 45% oppose) and calling a general election (30% support; 50% oppose).
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Date Published
19/01/2019
Client
Sunday Mirror/Sunday Express
Methodology
ComRes interviewed 2,031 GB adults online between 16th and 17th January 2019. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults by age, gender, region and social grade. Voting intention questions were also weighted by past vote recall and likelihood to vote. Additional questions relating to Brexit were weighted by 2016 EU Referendum results. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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