Sky Data poll: Little hope for success in May-Corbyn Brexit talks

Most Britons are pessimistic about Brexit talks between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn – and they are even more determined to hold out for their preferred Brexit outcome, a Sky Data poll reveals.

Many people doubt any good will come of the talks, with 39% saying they will make no difference, and 29% expecting the outcome of Brexit to be worse as a result.

Just 17% think they will lead to a better Brexit outcome.

Remain voters are evenly split on the talks – 24% think they will have a positive effect, 23% bad and 45% say nothing will happen as a result.

Leavers are more strongly opposed to compromise negotiations – 42% think they will be bad, 13% good, and 39% expect them to make no difference.

Many more expect no agreement is the most likely outcome form the talks as opposed to any sort of deal.

Four in 10 (42%) think there will be no consensus between Mr Corbyn and Mrs May, while 9% expect a deal similar to the one proposed by the prime minister.

Some 10% expect a deal similar to Labour’s Brexit plan, and 16% think there will be a deal roughly halfway between the two.

The prime minister announced on Tuesday night that she wanted to meet the Labour Party leader to agree a way forward on Brexit. Mr Corbyn agreed to the talks.

Britons appear to have become further entrenched in their own Brexit positions as the leaders seek to find a compromise.

Some 41% say they are unwilling to compromise on their preferred Brexit option, with 37% saying they are either very or fairly willing.

Willingness to compromise has decreased since we last asked the question on 22 January, with those saying they are willing to compromise down four percentage points (from 41% to 37%) and those sticking to their guns up six points (from 35% to 41%).

Sky Data interviewed a nationally representative sample of 1,068 UK adults online on 3 April 2018. Data are weighted to the profile of the population. Sky Data is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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