Brexit takes opinion poll lead for first time in UK

Brexit takes opinion poll lead for first time in UK

Brexit takes opinion poll lead for first time in UK

A pair of ICM polls for The Guardian - one telephone, the other online - put Leave on 53%, six points ahead of Remain on 47%, if "don't knows" are excluded.

Britain Stronger in Europe dismissed the analysis and said the Leave campaign had made 24 spending commitments totaling over £113bn, eclipsing the claimed saving made from leaving the EU.

Bruges Group director Robert Oulds said: "This new poll shows there are a majority of voters who prefer an economic rather than economic and political arrangement with the EU".

Two weeks ago, an ICM poll put the split at 52-48 percent for Leave. The survey was ended on June the 10th and revealed that some 51% of the interviewees supported the "Remain" campaign while 49% backed the "Leave" camp.

"Today sees my shadow cabinet and the trade union movement join together, in the interests of the people of this country, to make Labour's case to remain in the European Union and bring reform to strengthen workers' rights", Corbyn will say.

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch's mass-circulation Sun newspaper called in its Tuesday edition on readers to vote to quit the 28-member EU.

"Panic appears to be gripping markets as the headlines fill up with references to a possible Brexit, with the Sun's declaration for Brexit emblematic of the worry that the Remain campaign has lost a crucial segment of the population", says Chris Beauchamp, senior market analyst at IG.

Meanwhile, the campaign to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union had opened up a remarkable 10-point lead over the Remain camp, according to an exclusive poll for The Independent.

However, the immediate impact of a Brexit obviously would mean a dramatic reduction in the value of the pound.

"It (Brexit risk) is becoming a much broader issue than just sterling weakness", said RBC Capital Markets strategist Adam Cole.

A YouGov survey for The Times puts "Leave" on 46%, up three points since the end of last week, and "Remain" is on 39%, down three - giving Brexit its largest lead since the start of the campaign.

 

 

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