Over Half Of UK Public Are Pessimistic About Brexit: Poll Reveals
According to a new survey conducted by a polling expert, over half of the country convinced that the country is going to get a bad Brexit deal.

Professor John Curtice said those who recently voted Leave in the referendum, has become more critical of the way negotiations are being handled by the government and more pessimistic about the outcomes of Brexit.

Mr Curtice revealed that in a survey of 2,200 people, 52 per cent think Britain will get a bad deal, up from 37 per cent in February. It was also revealed that the proportion of Leave voters who think the UK will get a good Brexit deal has fallen from 51 per cent to 28 per cent during the same period.

The survey also revealed 61 per cent said ministers were handling talks badly compared with 41 per cent in February. Some 57 per cent said EU negotiators were to blame.

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Another study by the National Centre for Social Research’s (NatCen’s) website, “What UK Thinks: EU,” suggested just 21 per cent of Leave voters think the Government has handled the Brexit negotiations well, compared to 42 per cent in February.

Mr Curtis said: “It might be thought the increased pessimism is primarily the result of Remain voters becoming increasingly disenchanted with the Brexit process,”

He added that pessimism has become much more widespread amongst those who voted Leave. The prof said the voters are not necessarily changing their minds about whether or not Brexit itself is a good idea, instead, they are focusing on politicians and their handling of the process.

Mr Curtis said: “voters seem inclined to blame the actors in the Brexit process for their perceived failure to be delivering what voters want, rather than draw the conclusion that the act of leaving is misguided,”

He believes difficult Brexit could simply prove politically costly for Mrs May and her beleaguered government rather than a catalyst for a change of heart on Brexit.

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