If no further progress is made in the negotiations before the UK is due to leave the EU on 31st October, and the only two options available are to leave the EU with a deal that includes the Northern Ireland ‘backstop’ or to leave the EU with no deal, which would you prefer?

Field work dates: 30 August 2019 - 2 September 2019
Data from: Northern Ireland
Results from: 1 poll

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Results for: If no further progress is made in the negotiations before the UK is due to leave the EU on 31st October, and the only two options available are to leave the EU with a deal that includes the Northern Ireland ‘backstop’ or to leave the EU with no deal, which would you prefer?
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2 September 2019
Poll by Ashcroft
Leave the EU with a deal that includes the Northern Ireland ‘backstop’60%
Leave the EU with no deal39%
Don’t know/Not sure1%

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    As you may know, the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between the EU and Theresa May’s government contains a section, known as the ‘backstop’,
    intended to ensure there is no hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit. This means that, unless an alternative arrangement has been
    agreed, the UK would remain in the EU customs union, and some EU regulations would still apply to Northern Ireland but not to the rest of the UK. Boris
    Johnson, the UK Prime Minister, has said the UK will not agree to any deal that includes the ‘backstop’, but the EU has insisted that it must be part of any
    Brexit deal. The UK is due to leave the EU on 31st October. If no further progress is made in the negotiations before then, and these are the only two options
    available, which of the following would you rather do?

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