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Public think politics would be more chaotic under Labour, Sky Data poll finds

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Just under half of voters think politics would be even more chaotic under a Labour government, according to a Sky Data poll.

Despite the turmoil of recent days, Theresa May remains much more trusted than Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to lead the country through Brexit, the figures show.

A total of 42% of the public think Mrs May would be more competent to do so, with 22% backing Mr Corbyn – though some 36% answered “don’t know”.








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Just under half – 45% – think British politics would be more chaotic under a Labour government, while 33% think it would be more stable.

13% thought politics would be similarly stable under Labour, with nine percent unsure.

The poll also shows that the public is split as to whether Mrs May is being honest about her intentions in reopening talks with the EU.

The prime minister cancelled a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal scheduled for Tuesday, and said she is seeking reassurances from the EU in order to gain backing for it.

Mrs May has held talks with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a bid to rescue her deal.

Later, she will meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk.

Four in ten Britons (40%) think Mrs May’s attempt to reopen talks is a cynical public relations exercise, while 36% think it is an honest attempt to get a better deal.

Sixteen percent don’t think it is either, and seven percent do not know.

Sky Data interviewed a nationally representative sample of 1,020 Sky customers by SMS on 11 December 2018.

Data are weighted to the profile of the population. Sky Data is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

For full Sky Data tables, please click here.

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