Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal may be on a knife edge ahead of tomorrow’s vote in Parliament, but it has found more favour with the rest of the population.
A Yougov poll has found 41 per cent of Brits want MPs to vote the new withdrawal deal through, compared to just 24 per cent who are opposed to it.
Just over one-third of the 1,609 people surveyed would not decide either way.
In a win for the Prime Minister, 67 per cent of leave voters want MPs to vote for the deal. However, he still has work to do if he wants to sell it to remain voters. Only 24 per cent of remainers want the deal to pass.
Chris Curtis, political research manager at YouGov, said: “While any honeymoon period may end up being brief for this deal, it has so far been well received by the public.
“Unlike when Theresa May bought back her initial deal, Boris Johnson has managed to win over the support of many Leave voters who previously favoured leaving without a deal and even a sizeable minority of Remain voters want this deal to get over the line. “
However, significantly, 38 per cent of those surveyed would still prefer to remain in the EU than accept Johnson’s deal.
Meanwhile, 30 per cent of Brits said they favour the deal, while 17 per cent support no-deal.
Previous polls have consistently shown leave voters prefer a no-deal Brexit, when choosing between a deal, no-deal and remain.
But now Johnson has struck a new deal, 48 per cent of leavers said they most want to leave the EU on those terms.