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After the PM's first Brexit speech, Brits appear to support Brexit far more


After British Prime Minister Theresa May gave a speech on Brexit on Tuesday, support for the move and her party has increased dramatically, according to a YouGov poll.

However, those same people also said it was unlikely the European Union would let May get the kind of Brexit deal she hopes for. 

Overall, 55 percent of those surveyed thought Brexit would be good for Britain, while 19 percent thought it would be bad. 

Theresa May's Brexit speech in full

WATCH | Here's May's full speech. She reiterated commitments to a "clean Brexit" but insisted the U.K. would remain a "best friend" of the EU. 

People will judge Brexit on the overall package, on whether it feels like a good deal for Britain or not.
YouGov analysis

However, as the poll noted, the numbers don't tell the full story.

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British Home Secretary and leadership candidate for Britain's ruling Conservative Party Theresa May arrives for a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London, Tuesday, July 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Moreover, despite the support for Brexit as a whole, only 20 percent of Britons think the EU will agree to the Brexit deal she wants. 

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