Despite the Brexit vote being five years ago today, people are equally divided on the issue but now lean towards remaining inside the European Union, according to a new poll.
The survey, by public policy consultancy Savanta ComRes, found that while people’s opinions were largely the same, the votes swung towards a slim win for Remain.
“On the five-year anniversary of the Brexit vote, this poll shows a country just as divided as it was during the campaign, with a re-run of the referendum on a knife-edge according to this voting intention,” Savanta ComRes political research director, Chris Hopkins, said.
Discounting those who were unable to decide, the poll’s votes revealed a 51 per cent lean towards remain and 49 per cent towards Leave.
The poll mirrors the actual result from 2016, which saw 51.9 per cent of the population vote for Leave to 48.1 per cent for Remain.
However, 51 per cent of people polled would still choose to remain outside of the EU, if given the choice to rejoin.
The poll, which surveyed 2,191 UK adults last week, found that much of the population have stuck to their guns with their original voting stance.
Just six per cent of Remainers in 2016 said they would now vote to Leave and only seven per cent of Leavers now support Remain.
On whether Brexit has, so far, been a success or a failure, the responses are again fairly equal – with 31 per cent saying it has been a success, while 34 per cent regard it as a failure.
However, over half said Brexit has left the country more divided, with just 13 per cent saying it has united people.