Belfast Telegraph

Wobble in consumer confidence for Leave voters: survey

By Josie Clarke

Consumer confidence among those who support Brexit has fallen, according to a survey taken immediately after Article 50 was triggered.

The latest Nielsen Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions revealed that British consumer confidence overall remained stable at 102, but the level among Leave voters fell from 109 in January to 106 in early April.

Meanwhile, confidence among Remain voters increased one point to 97.

A score over 100 indicates degrees of optimism, with a score under 100 indicating pessimism.

The survey also reveals that "strong support" for Brexit among Leave voters has steadily declined, from 74% in December to 68% in January, and down to 63% after Article 50 was triggered.

Furthermore, 3% of Leave voters now oppose Brexit, but 10% of those who originally supported Remain have now shifted their support to Leave.

Steve Smith, managing director of Nielsen UK and Ireland, said: "Overall, consumer confidence remains stable, but we are seeing a wobble among Leave voters."

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