More than four in 10 Britons would support holding a second Brexit referendum offering a choice between an agreed withdrawal deal or remaining in the European Union, according to one of the largest polls conducted on the subject.

Some 20,000 people were questioned by Channel 4 ahead of a live televised debate that will see senior politicians who supported both Leave and remain in 2016 go head to head about the UK's decision to quit the bloc.

Justice Minister David Gauke, shadow international trade secretary Barry Gardiner, Green MP Caroline Lucas and former Ukip leader Nigel Farage will take part in Brexit: What The Nation Really Thinks, which will be broadcast on Monday night.

The programme will reveal the headline findings from the survey carried out by Survation.

Ahead of the broadcast the channel released a snapshot of data before the programme aired which revealed that views on a second referendum depended on the choice on offer.

Some 43 per cent said they would support a second referendum that was a binary choice between a deal and staying in, with 37 per cent opposing a vote on those terms.

However while it was backed by 63 per cent of people who voted Remain, it was backed by just 20 per cent of Leave voters.

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A referendum that offered a choice between a Theresa May deal or a no-deal Brexit was supported by 38 per cent of respondents but opposed by 39 per cent, with 23 per cent “don't knows”.

And a third choice, between accepting the deal or reopening talks with a view to getting a better deal was supported by 39 per cent, and opposed by 37 per cent.

Brexit: What The Nation Really Thinks will be broadcast at 8pm on Monday 5 November.

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