Brexit Drama Stirs Little Interest In U.S.

As a battle over whether to remain in the European Union (EU) consumes Great Britain, just 11% of U.S. voters are Very Closely following news about Brexit. A national survey found that another 28% are paying attention Somewhat Closely.

Twenty-one percent (21%) of U.S. voters believe it would be better for Britain to leave the EU while 31% believe it would be better for them to stay. Fifteen percent (15%) see little impact and 33% are not sure.

Twenty-two percent (22%) believe the U.S. would benefit if Britain leaves the EU while 17% think the impact would be negative. Twenty-one percent (21%) don’t envision it will matter while 41% are not sure.

Most U.S. voters (57%) have either never heard of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson or don’t know enough about him to have an opinion. Twenty-two percent (22%) have a favorable opinion and 21% an unfavorable view.

Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn is unknown to 72% of U.S. voters. Sixteen percent (16%) have a favorable opinion and 12% a negative view.

If Britain leaves the EU, 61% believe the U.S. should establish a new trade agreement with that nation. Eight percent (8%) disagree and 31% are not sure.

Even after Brex, 77% of U.S. voters believe it is likely that most European nations will eventually reach a trade agreement with Great Britain.

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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted August 30-31, 2019 by and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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