after reading about the strong Brexit response as well as PM May's critical immigration stance, Panna Misiuk may not be far from wrong:-)
What turns out in polls, referendums, etc. to be what people actually want is often really surprising.
Look at the support Erdogan has in Turkey. People want him. Even though he violates all the human rights, and starts going towards religious country instead of Western Europe-style one. Some people were telling that he is like Putin. But now he seems to be rather like Stalin. Explicitly arresting thousands of people having nothing to do with the army, although the coup was military - but being just enemies of the system. It looks like stalinism, but just right-wing instead of left-wing. Although... he has support of the people. Doing all this explicitly. In Stalin times there was no free media in the Eastern Europe, showing what the country was actually doing. In Turkey there (still some) are.
The same mechanism is with Brexit, the same mechanism is with PiS winning elections in Poland... Tell people that you will give them money. Many will believe it's just election sausage (is there a proper English term for that? election sausage is how we call it in Poland) and they will get nothing, but even more believe in that, or will at least think - other parties don't say they will give away money, the main opponent party ruling for 8 years until now have only been increasing taxes, this one says it will be giving away 500 zł for each child every month, so let's vote for this one, there is a chance that they don't lie. Now the support of PiS grows even more, because they are actually realizing this promise.
Most people think just about themselves only and in short term. "I will get 500 zł. Not stupid investments, from which there is nothing [yes, because it takes time, but people don't notice that...], I will have pure money in my pocket. For which I can buy something.". And it is how it works.
From what I know, in the Brexit campaign they also used this money trick.
This is how democracy works. People get a task to rule a country, but they don't feel responsible for it. And the main deciding factor is in reality:
Now it's time to invent a better political system. But, supposedly, there is no better political system :(
Communism? In all known cases where it was introduced, it leaded to abuse, which had more or less, on larger or smaller scale, the same effects as now in Turkey (to which pure democracy leaded). And, by the way, communism is also democracy. By another way, it inherently leads to economical crysis.
Monarchia? Dictatorship? One king or a ruler of any other kind might be good, and then it will be defintely better then democracy, but the next one can be terrible and destroy the country.
Who will invent a new better political system, will be a genius.