Update: Will Corbyn’s Decision to Back Hard Brexit in Parliament Hurt Labour at the Next Election?
According to a post-election poll, at least 26% of Labour voters voted for Labour because they wanted a softer Brexit or no Brexit at all
Which, if any, of the following issues were most important to you in deciding how to vote in the general election last week? Please tick up to three
35% of Labour voters ticked “Britain leaving the EU”, which was their second most-ticked issue after “Health” at 51%.
All respondents who ticked “Britain leaving the EU” were then asked in what way that issue had influenced their voting decision. Results by party are given below:
A total of 47 + 27 = 74% of Labour voters said they that wanted to support a party in favour of a softer Brexit or that they wanted to support a party that opposed Brexit. It follows that at least 0.74*35 = 26% of Labour voters voted for Labour in order to prevent May proceeding with hard Brexit.