More Brits think Brexit was wrong decision - poll

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27th April 2017

More Brits think it was wrong to vote for Brexit than believe it was the right choice, according to a new poll.

It is the first poll since the referendum last June to show the unexpected result
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A YouGov survey for the Times taken just ten days after Theresa May called a snap general election found 45% of people believed it was the wrong decision, while 43% back it.

It is only the second time since the referendum last June that such a result has been captured in a poll.

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Just days earlier another YouGov poll found 44% of people were opposed to Brexit while the same number supported it.

The Prime Minister said strengthening her hand ahead of the Brexit negotiations was the reason behind calling the 8 June snap election.

On the steps of Downing Street she accused her political opponents of attempting to frustrate the Brexit process which the British people wanted her to get on with.

“The country is coming together but Westminster is not,” Mrs May said as she called the snap vote.

“In recent weeks Labour have threatened to vote against the final agreement we reach with the European Union; the Liberal Democrats have said they want to grind the business of government to a standstill," she continued.

"The SNP say they will vote against the legislation that formally repeals Britain’s membership of the European Union, and unelected members of the House of Lords have vowed to fight us every step of the way.”

She added: “We need a general election and we need one now because we have at this moment a one-off chance to get this done while the European Union agrees its negotiating position and before the detailed talks begin.”

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Meanwhile the poll also revealed that the Tory lead over Labour has been slashed by seven points in a week.

It found the Conservatives on 45% - down three points since the previous poll - and Labour on 29% - up four points.