Public support for Theresa May's Brexit deal increases - but it is still British people's least favourable option

Theresa May has managed to drum up some limited public support for her deal. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Public support for Theresa May‘s Brexit deal has increased by a significant margin since it was first proposed – but it is still British people’s least favourable option.

A new poll carried out by Survation found that out of people who are aware of the deal, 37% of people support it.

This is a 10-point increase since the same question was asked on 15 November.

However the public is still divided over the deal. 35% now oppose the deal, and 26% say they neither support nor oppose it.

When given the choice between Mrs May’s deal, no deal, and Remain, staying in the EU was the most popular option, following by no deal.

Anti-Brexit supporters protest opposite the House of Parliament. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Despite the scant support British people want MPs to vote for the deal when it comes to Parliament according to the survey – but only by a narrow margin.

41% say they would like politicians to vote for the PM’s deal and 38% want them to vote against.

Pollsters also asked whether people would support a second Brexit referendum in the event that Mrs May’s deal is defeated in Parliament, finding that significantly more people support this than oppose it.

MPs will vote on the Brexit deal on 11 December following five days of debate in the Commons.

The outcome is looking gloomy for the Prime Minister, after more than 90 Tory MPs publicly stated they will vote against the deal.

The DUP and Labour have also said they will not support it, suggesting the Government is heading for a crushing defeat.

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Mrs May has embarked on a round-the-country blitz to try and drum up support for her deal, today visiting Scotland to reassure voters her proposal will take the UK out of the common fisheries policy.

Back in Westminster, it was reported today that Mrs May is using Michael Gove as a ‘secret weapon’ to win over wavering backbenchers.

The Environment Secretary and committed Brexiteer is one of only a handful of Conservative heavyweights to voice support for Mrs May’s position.