Record majority now think Brexit was the wrong decision
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A new poll has found that fewer than four in 10 Britons believe the UK was right to vote to leave the EU.
Just 38% believe the Brexit decision was the right choice, with nearly half of the country (49%) believing it was the wrong decision.
The 11% gap is the widest recorded by pollsters YouGov in a regular series of monthly surveys for the Times, while the number believing Brexit was right is at its lowest and those seeing it as wrong at its highest.
Virtually every poll in the sequence since the summer of 2017 has found a majority believing that the wrong decision was made in the EU referendum of 2016.
The results came as MPs were embroiled in five days of debate over the EU withdrawal deal reached by the prime minister in Brussels.
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The poll found just 23% of those questioned support Theresa May's Brexit deal, against 46% who oppose it.
But the Conservatives remain ahead in terms of voting intention, on 40%, compared with Labour's 38% and 9% for the Liberal Democrats.
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Some 35% said May was best choice for prime minister, against 24% for Labour's Jeremy Corbyn and 37% opting for neither.
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