Some Brexiteers still think £350m for the NHS is going to happen

Monday 21 August 2017 13:15
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It turns out what you put on a bus can be very important.

A recent survey by Opinium asked whether people believed the infamous pledge on the side of the Brexit bus, pledging £350m to the NHS out of payments the country sends to the European union.

The survey found that 25 per cent believed the pledge, but only ten per cent believed it and now expect it to be carried out.

Seven per cent did not believe the claim originally but now believe it will be carried out, while 47 per cent did not believe it and continue to disbelieve the claim.

Opinium asked:

During the EU referendum campaign, the Leave campaign said that the £350 million that the UK contributes to the EU budget should be given to the NHS instead.

Now that the UK is leaving the EU, which of the following statements best reflects your view of this pledge?

The available reponses were as follows:

1. I believed this pledge at the time and think that the £350 million contribution will be given to the NHS instead once the UK leaves the EU

2. I believed this pledge at the time but no longer believe it will happen once the UK leaves the EU

3. I did not believe this pledge at the time but think that the £350 million contribution will be given to the NHS instead once the UK leaves the EU

4. I did not believe this pledge at the time and do not think it will happen once the UK leaves the EU

5. N/A - I do not believe this was a pledge made by the Leave campaign

6. Don’t know / had not heard about this before

Here's how the public responded in general:

Here's how the public responded by age group:

Here's how the public responded by political party:

The same survey found that Theresa May still has a negative approval rating, with 48 per cent disapproving of her job performance and only 31 per cent approving. Her net approval was -17 per cent, up from -21 per cent in the previous month.

Jeremy Corbyn's ratings dropped from +4 per cent to -5 per cent.

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