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21 May 2019

YouGov: EU elections: Britons believe Brexit Party victory will alter course of Brexit

The most likely outcome at the EU Parliament vote is also the one which Britons expect would make the biggest difference

A majority of Britons (55%) believe that the Brexit Party performing well on 23 May would have a great/moderate impact on the Brexit process. With YouGov’s latest poll showing the Brexit Party on 35% of the vote and with a 19 percentage point lead over second-the placed Lib Dems, this outcome currently seems the most likely.

Should the anti-Brexit parties (Lib Dems, Greens and Change UK) perform well, 44% of Brits (the second highest figure) expect this to have a great/moderate impact on the Brexit process.

Britons are less likely to believe that a good performance by the Conservatives (38%) or Labour (34%) would have such a noticeable impact.

Britons are also about as likely to think that a bad performance by the Conservatives will have a great/moderate impact as a good one, at 36%. A bad haul for the Conservatives is also seen as more likely to have an impact on the Brexit process than a bad night for any of the other players: 30% say the same for the Brexit Party and 25% do for both Labour and the anti-Brexit parties.

Noticeably, while Leave voters are substantially more likely than Remain voters to think a Brexit Party victory would have a great/moderate impact on the Brexit process (68% versus 50%), all other outcomes they are less likely to see as a big deal, regardless of the scenario. 

Full article on YouGov

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