The first few days back at work after holiday are never easy, but Monday was a bad day at the office for those in support of the Chequers plan.
A new survey of 22,000 voters in the Conservative’s most marginal seats believe that the current Chequers proposal is ”bad for the UK.”
Over 50 percent of those polled in the 44 most-at-risk seats believe the government policy is ‘bad’ for Britain.
The poll also found that Brexit considered more important in the marginal constituencies than the NHS and the economy.
The news came on the same day Justine Greening, a prominent remainer, labeled the proposal ‘dead’ and ‘more unpopular than the Poll Tax.
Overall 73 per cent of voters were dissatisfied with the Government’s handling of Brexit negotiations.
The poll found that 45 per cent of voters believe Chequers is bad for their family compared to 19 per cent who think it is good, while 47 per cent believes it is staying in the EU in all but name.
Less likely to support
Nearly a third of voters said Chequers would make them less likely to support the incumbent MP, while 19 per cent say it would make them more likely to give their backing.
Eight in 10 of the marginal constituencies voted Leave during the referendum, according to estimates, while the seats include eight ministers.
The survey of Tory marginals was commissioned by Global Britain, a pro-Brexit campaign group, and conducted by IQR, a marketing research company.
Brian Monteith, director of communications at Global Britain, said: “The clear message for any Conservative MP, whether in a leave or remain constituency, is back Chequers and pay the price at the ballot box. Chequers will not deliver Brexit, it will deliver Corbyn.”
The survey found that 45 per cent of voters believe Brexit and the EU is the most important issue, compared to 17 per cent who believe the NHS is the most important and 7 per cent the economy.