Latest polling shows that Britons are more likely to think Brexit has had a negative impact on the country than a positive one.
They are also almost twice as likely to think the country is heading in the ‘wrong direction’ as the ‘right direction’ – though figures on this measure are improving from lows in late 2020.
Meanwhile, favourability towards the parties and their leaders is largely unchanged since November, with Rishi Sunak achieving the highest favourability ratings on our list of politicians. However, favourability towards the Chancellor is softening.
Roughly equal numbers of Britons are favourable towards the Conservative Party (28%) and Labour (29%), with only 11% favourable towards the Lib Dems – a record low in this series.
45% of Britons think Brexit has had a negative impact on the country. This figure has increased 5 points from June but is comparable to the 46% that said the same in January 2020.
28% think Brexit has had a positive impact on the country – up a point from June but down 5 points from January last year. 17% say it has made no difference (down 7 from June) and 10% don’t know (up one).