FOUR in five Brits have lost confidence in Theresa May’s handling of the Brexit talks, a new poll today reveals.
Some 81 per cent of voters now think the Government is handling the crunch talks badly – double the 41 per cent who said this in 2017.
And confidence in the PM’s deal has also tanked. Nearly two thirds (63 per cent) of Brits think the country has got a bad deal – rocketing from 37 per cent in 2017.
The proportion of voters worried the economy will be harmed by Brexit has soared from 46 per cent in 2017 to 58 per cent in 2019.
Leave voters have become more gloomy, with 25 per cent now saying the economy will be worse off – up from 15 per cent in 2017.
The survey of 2,654 people, was carried out by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen).
It is another major blow for Mrs May, who is facing mounting calls by angry Tories to quit.
John Curtice, Senior Research Fellow at NatCen, said Leavers have become as angry with the PM’s deal as Remainers desperate to keep Britain in the EU.
He said: “Given the polarisation of attitudes, there was always a risk that the Brexit negotiations would result in an outcome that would fail to satisfy most voters.
“But what, perhaps, is particularly remarkable is that Leave voters have become just as critical as Remain supporters of both the process and the outcome.
“That is not an outcome that would necessarily have been anticipated, and certainly does not help the Prime Minister in her efforts to secure parliamentary approval of the deal.”