The survey continues to find more saying it was “wrong” than “correct”
In the months after the referendum, we used to cover this YouGov poll at regular intervals. The pollster has been using the same follow-up question since July 2016 and for the past two and a half years, almost every finding has been that respondents think Brexit was wrong.
The graph shows some of the divisions of voting that have generally followed the same pattern for most of the time since the nation voted. Clearly, the majority of Tory voters are still on the side of the leaders, but there is a worrying 18% who say Brexit is wrong. There is also a marked gender divide with women more negative than men.
The pandemic has mostly kept this off the front pages, but the polls are not looking good. Essentially large sections of the population are still unconvinced and this is largely seen as BoJo’s baby.
By the time of the next election, probably late 2023 or 2024, we will have a clearer idea of what Brexit means.
In hindsight, I think the pro-permanence MPs were wrong to oppose the TMay deal in 2019, as what is actually in place now is more difficult.