Brexit regret? The country would vote Remain in an EU referendum held right now

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A new poll suggests the UK has changed its tune on Brexit (Source: Getty)

Just over a year on from the EU referendum and the momentous outcome in which the majority of voters decided the only way is Brexit, it looks like sentiment has changed.

A fresh poll from Survation puts the result at 54 per cent for remaining if the referendum on membership of the EU took place today, versus 46 per cent voting to leave. That's a swing from the closely run result last year, when 51.9 per cent wanted to leave the EU and 48.1 per cent wanted to remain.

Furthermore, polling reveals a growing majority, with Remain at 51.2 per cent and Leave at 48.8 per cent just a fortnight ago.

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The polling firm said the figures indicated a continued shift in public mood towards a so-called soft Brexit. More people (66 per cent versus 58 per cent a fortnight ago) said no deal would be bad for Britain.

The majority of voters (55 per cent) also believe it should be a cross-party coalition negotiating the UK's exit from Europe, the poll also found, while the majority (51 per cent) still trust Prime Minister Theresa May over Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as the leader best placed to negotiate Brexit.

In April a poll showed that more people thought the vote to leave the EU was wrong than right for the first time since last June's referendum.

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