Bregrets, we’ve had a few: now voters say leaving EU is wrong
More people think Brexit is wrong than right for the first time since the referendum, according to a Times poll which shows the Tory lead ahead of the election has shrunk in the past week.
The YouGov poll found that 45 per cent of voters agreed that, with hindsight, Britain was wrong to vote to leave the EU, while 43 per cent said it was right and 12 per cent did not know.
This is the first time that more people have said the referendum came out with the wrong result, and suggests that the issue still divides the country.
Some 85 per cent of people who voted to leave still thought it was the right decision, while 89 per cent of people who voted to remain thought the result was the wrong decision.
The research also showed the Tory lead shrinking from 23 points at the end of last week to 16 points. It put the Tories on 45 per cent, down three; Labour on 29 per cent, up 4; Lib Dems on 10, down 2; and Ukip on 7, up 2. This was a smaller lead than a telephone poll by Ipsos Mori which had the Tories on 49 per cent, Labour on 26 per cent, Lib Dems on 13 and Ukip on 4. That matched the biggest lead recorded for the Conservatives in an election campaign back in 1983.
Re-posted from The Times