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British Voters Leaning Toward Leaving the EU: Poll

  • Britons are voting June 23 on whether to leave the European Union.

    Britons are voting June 23 on whether to leave the European Union. | Photo: Reuters

Published 11 June 2016

The "leave" campaign is currently up by 10 points, with the vote to be held later this month.

Britain’s campaign to leave the European Union is 10 points ahead only two weeks before the national referendum, according to a poll published on Friday by ORB.

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The survey says that "Leave" attracted the support of 55 percent of those pulled, versus 45 percent for "Remain." ORB's online survey of 2,000 people did not include the option of answering "don't know".

This is the biggest lead yet recorded for those wanting Britain to quit the EU, which currently has 28 member states. The vote will take place on June 23, a decision that will profoudnly affect politics, economy, trade, defense and migration in the United Kingdom, as well as the rest of the EU.

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Several  telephone polls indicate that the “Remain” camp is in fact ahead. Even the "Leave" campaign suggested the race is closer than the latest survey suggests.

"We don't believe the ORB online poll," the Leave campign said on Twitter, adding that "our data suggests it's closer to 50-50.

British Prime Minister David Cameron is supporting the "Remain" campaing, as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, while former London mayor and conservative commentator Boris Johnson supports the "Leave" campaign.

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