By Lord Ashcroft
My latest research is a comprehensive survey of the political landscape as Britain embarks on two years of negotiations over the terms on which it will leave the European Union. Based on a 10,000-sample poll and focus groups around the country, the project asks what voters hope and expect to get from the Brexit deal, how they balance immigration control and access to the single market, the status of EU nationals already in Britain, people’s confidence that the Prime Minister will secure a good deal, and how the Brexit negotiations compare in importance to other priorities.
The research also looks in detail at attitudes to the political parties and leaders, who is switching, and why.
I have written about the main findings and their implications in today’s Sunday Telegraph. (more…)