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Battleground Britain: Polls hint at boost to ‘Remain’ drive

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Published Jun 22, 2016, 12:53 am IST
Updated Jun 22, 2016, 1:29 am IST
One of three polls say Leave will prevail
A YouGov poll of 1,652 people put Leave two points ahead on 44%, with Remain on 42%
 A YouGov poll of 1,652 people put Leave two points ahead on 44%, with Remain on 42%

London: Britain’s referendum on European Union membership could go either way on Thursday, however, the Remain campaign has seen a significant boost in support among definite voters. The latest polls were split, with two suggesting the “Remain” side was ahead but a third indicating the “Leave” camp could prevail in the June 23 vote.

With time running out to convince voters, an audience of thousands will gather in Wembley Arena for a debate between the two camps, featuring the former mayor of London Boris Johnson for “Leave” and his successor Sadiq Khan for “Remain”.

 

The Daily Telgraph's ORB survey showed the Remain campaign attracted 53 per cent of definite voters while Leave had 46 per cent. Last week Leave had a one-point lead among definite voters with 49 per cent of the vote compared.

The recent polls also saw an increase in the proportion of Remain voters saying they will definitely vote since the last poll, from 54 per cent to 69 per cent, reported the Independent. Turnout among Leave voters has dropped since the last poll from 69 per cent to 64 per cent. On Sunday, YouGov said it had detected a shift in opinion, with more undecided voters backing Remain.

 

Meanwhile, the Sunday Times poll found support for Remain was up five points to 44 per cent while support for Leave had fallen three points to 43 per cent. A study released on Tuesday showed the Remain side with a six-point lead on 53 per cent. Nevertheless, the researchers NatCen emphasised that a 50-50 result was still within their survey’s margin of error.

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