July 9, 2018 / 12:26 PM / 3 months ago

UK voters losing confidence in PM May's handling of Brexit - ORB poll shows

LONDON (Reuters) - Voter approval of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s handling of Brexit negotiations has fallen to 29 percent, the lowest level since the poll began in November 2016, according to the ORB International pollster.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg outside Number 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain, June 21, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Approval of the government’s handling of Brexit talks rose as high as 55 percent in the first half of 2017, but has since fallen.

According to the poll of around 2,000 adults, 56 percent of voters were not confident May would get the right deal while 26 percent thought she would get the right deal and the rest didn’t know.

“May has lost her Brexit minister (David Davis) but she is also increasingly losing the confidence of voters,” said Johnny Heald, managing director of ORB International.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, editing by James Davey

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