British voters are showing few signs of “buyer’s remorse” at the decision to leave the EU made three months’ ago, one of the country’s leading polling experts has said.
Prof John Curtice, president of the British Polling Council, said there was little evidence of a “significant rethink” by voters despite the hopes of some pro-EU politicians.
During a briefing on public opinion and the referendum, Prof Curtice showed that twice as many people are currently opposed to a second EU referendum than back one.
Belief that Brexit will boost the NHS has plummeted by a third after the referendum, polling shows, despite the Eurosceptic campaign pledge to spend £350 million more on healthcare.
The Brexit bounce continues – ten forecasters up their predictions for 2016 growth
The Brexit bounce continues. HM Treasury has today released forecasts of the economists it follows, as it does every month. Last time, there was a flurry of downgrades and forecasts of an immediate recession. Now, these forecasts are being torn up by everyone, including by the FT, although you can bet the FT won’t report on the upgrades as eagerly as it did the downgrades.
The new average forecast suggests GDP will grow by 1.8 per cent this year, far better than the 1.5 per cent forecast last month. This back to where the consensus was before the Brexit vote.
British Polling Council: http://www.britishpollingcouncil.org/