Support for Britain remaining in the European Union falls by 16 points in latest Ipsos Mori poll
Britain’s potential exit from the European Union looked increasingly likely today as a new poll dramatically cut the “stay” campaign’s lead by 16 points.
In June 2015 support for Britain remaining in the EU had reached its highest point since 2000 with 61 per cent of people backing the country’s membership compared to just 27 per cent favouring an exit.
But that lead in the Ipsos Mori poll was slashed by 16 points in the pollster’s latest survey released today.
Now 45 per cent favour Britain staying while 38 per cent back the country’s withdrawal from the 28-member bloc.
One survey released earlier this week revealed that 40 per cent of Britons want to leave the European Union – compared to 38 per cent who want to remain.
The poll found that 16 per cent of people had yet to make up their minds.
In the previous YouGov poll some 41 per cent favoured an exit compared to 38 per cent wishing to stay.
Nigel Farage, speaking at his party’s annual conference in Doncaster last week, said: “I think that something is changing out there and I believe we’re on course to win the most historic and the most important political victory in any of our lifetimes.”
Full article: Brexit looks more likely after dramatic narrowing in EU referendum poll (The Telegraph)