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A majority of voters believe Britain is heading in the right direction after Brexit vote, new poll finds

  • 59% believe UK is on right track after Brexit, with 41% saying the opposite
  • Three in ten Remain voters are confident Britain is on the right track
  • Two thirds of voters believe Theresa May makes the best Prime Minister  

A majority of voters believe Britain is on the right track after June’s Brexit vote, according to a new poll.

Six in ten of the British public believe the economy will do well over the next year, despite drastic warnings of a recession if Britain left the EU.

And 29 per cent of voters who backed Britain staying in the EU are confident the UK is on the right track despite the referendum result going against them.

Six in ten voters believe the UK is on the right track after the Brexit vote, a new poll has found

The survey of 8,000 people also found two thirds of voters believe Theresa May is the best choice for Prime Minister – including 42 per cent of Labour voters in 2015.

Jeremy Corbyn fared poorly in the poll, managing to score just 7 per cent more than Mrs May among Labour voters.

Overall, just 25 per cent think Mr Corbyn would make the best Prime Minister, while Lib Dem leader Tim Farron is even lower, backed by just 8 per cent.

Respondents branded him ‘out of touch,’ ‘out of his depth’ and ‘weak’ while voters described the Prime Minister ‘capable, ‘statesmanlike’ and ‘confident’.

Asked about their views on Britain’s future, 59 per cent believe the country is on the right track, while 41 per cent said it was heading in the wrong direction following June’s vote to leave the EU.

The survey of 8,000 people also found two thirds of voters believe Theresa May (pictured left with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi right) would make the best Prime Minister - including 42 per cent of Labour voters in 2015

The survey, conducted by pollster Lord Ashcroft between August 11-22, found 29 per cent of Remain voters believe Britain is heading in the right direction, with 71 per cent believing the opposite.

Among Leave voters, 88 per cent said Britain is on the right track, with just 12 per cent believing the UK is heading in the wrong direction.

Surveys conducted before the June 23 vote found Brexit supporters to be pessimistic about Britain’s future – in January 2015 76 per cent of Ukip supporters said they thought the UK was heading in the wrong direction.

The poll found 57 per cent thought the economy would do well over the next year, including 82 per cent of leave voters and 30 per cent of Remain backers.

Respondents said immigration should be the top priority in the upcoming Brexit negotiations with the EU, with 52 per cent saying it should take precedence over keeping access to the single market.

Four in five said that continuing to allow foreign nationals to live and work in the UK without restrictions would not represent true Brexit.

But 77 per cent said EU nationals currently living in the UK should be allowed to stay after Britain leaves the EU.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3774182/Six-ten-believe-Britain-heading-right-direction-Brexit-vote-new-poll-finds.html

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