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Voters now more sure they voted the right way in 2016 Brexit referendum, new poll reveals

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Most voters have become even more sure that they voted the right way in the 2016 Brexit referendum despite three years of furious campaigning on both sides, a new poll has revealed.


A fresh study by YouGov finds that 64% of Remain voters and 57% of Leave voters are “more sure than I was that I voted the right way” in the nationwide referendum held almost three years ago.

A further 22% of Remain voters and 25% of Leave voters told the polling firm that they were “about as sure” as they were in 2016 that they had cast their ballot in the right direction.

The poll also reveals that few voters on either side of the debate would change their 2016 vote if they could, with just four percent of Remainers saying they would now prefer to switch sides and seven percent of Leavers saying the same.

YouGov’s Matthew Smith said: “Despite the best efforts of campaigners on either side, the furious national debate around Brexit only seems to have made most voters more sure of the way they cast their ballot in 2016.”

The impasse comes after years of bitter debate about Britain’s planned departure from the European Union, with Theresa May last week opening the door to Britain taking part in European Parliament elections after being handed a possible six-month Brexit delay.

The new poll also reveals that there has been little shift in the Brexit stance of either Labour or Conservative voters.

Just seven percent of those who voted Tory in the 2017 snap election said they would change their 2016 Brexit vote, while six percent of Labour voters said the same.

Liberal Democrat supporters are meanwhile the most convinced that they picked the right side in the 2016 referendum.

Almost three-quarters (73%) of the party’s 2017 election backers told the pollster they were “more sure” than they had been that they voted the right way in the 2016 referendum.

YouGov polled 1,843 adults between 10 April and 11 April for the latest study.

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