Brexit and defeating Corbyn matters far more to most Brits than defending the Union
In an online poll carried out by Hanbury Strategy with 995 UK adults on 3rd and 4th September 2019, the question ‘When considering which party to vote for, what primarily motivated your decision?’ got this stunning result:
That only 38 out of 995, or 4%, of Brits (not N Ireland) make defending the union a priority while nearly 3 times as many would worry more about defeating Jeremy Corbyn and 7 times as many care more about Brexit seems striking enough but when you count only those living in England and Wales (grouped), 30, the figure falls to 3%. If we could extract the Welsh, it would fall even lower for England. Particularly striking, only 10% of Scots (small sample alert) would prioritise defending the Union while 34% would prioritise EU-related matters.
To see full data, click on link below and go to page 42.
Also interesting in the data, only 2% of the University-educated would prioritise defending the Union as opposed to 4% of those not University-educated and 7% of the over 65’s. The University-educated were also 3 times as likely to want to revoke Article 50 and remain in the UK. Of the Scottish sample, 43% were University-educated compared to only 21% to 25% in England, other than in London (36%) and the South-West (33%).
Footnote: The site where I pinched the above image may be of interest: