Brexit: Doncaster would still vote Leave as major new poll shows Remain would now win second referendum

Doncaster would still vote for Brexit if a second EU referendum was held '“ although a major new poll has revealed that Remain would now win a nationwide vote.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 7th November 2018, 1:55 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th November 2018, 1:59 pm
Doncaster would still vote for Brexit if a second vote was held.
Doncaster would still vote for Brexit if a second vote was held.

The survey, the biggest independent survey undertaken since the 2016 referendum, revealed that 60.07% of people in Doncaster would vote to leave if they were given a second chance.

Nationally, the figures revealed that 54% would now vote Remain with 46% choosing Leave '“ a reverse of the result two years ago when nationally 51% voted Leave and 49% remain.

Doncaster would still vote for Brexit if a second vote was held.

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However, Doncaster's 2018 figure is down on the 69% who voted Leave at the referendum, showing that hundreds of voters in Doncaster would change their minds and now back remaining in Europe.

Pollsters from Survation carried out extensive research, talking to 20,000 people across the UK to look at what would happen if Theresa May called a snap Brexit vote tomorrow '“ something she's already ruled out on several occasions.

The survey revealed that areas with high immigration would still vote Leave if given a second chance, with places like Doncaster as well as Boston, Thurrock, Rotherham, Scarborough and Great Yarmouth still wanting out.

Regionally, the East of England would still want to leave, along with the East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber and the South West.

Scotland, Northern Ireland and London still want to Remain, according to the results.

The results were revealed on Channel 4 in a live debate show, Brexit: What the Nation Really Thinks, on Monday.

Analysis carried out by the polling company showed that 105 council areas that voted Leave in 2016 would now vote Remain.

Since the referendum, support for leaving the EU has fallen most sharply in local authorities that saw the highest vote shares for leave, Survation said.