Interesting detail from the latest Survation poll for the Daily Mail, asking voters what they make of the Liberal Democrat policy of revoking Article 50 if the party wins a general election:
The Liberal Democrats have said they will cancel Brexit if they won the next general election. To what extent does this policy make you more or less likely to vote for the Liberal Democrats?
2016 Remain voters: net +42 more likely
2016 Leave voters: net -67% less likely
That sort of polarisation works for a core votes strategy, an approach of course that I’m in favour of. It’s also the approach the party took so very successfully in the European elections, moving away for blanket leaflet deliveries by and large, for example, and instead targeting likely Remain voters.
As for the rights and wrongs of the revoke policy itself, see my interview with LBC.
Update: in November YouGov polled the Article 50 question, asking, “Do you think the Liberal Democrats are right or wrong to propose revoking Article 50 and stopping Brexit completely?” Remainers said right by 50%-35% (net +15) while Leavers split 5%-81% (net -76).
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