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EU Referendum: Poll reveals massive swing to Brexit – with just 12 days to go
Exclusive: polling carried out for ‘The Independent’ shows that 55 per cent of UK voters intend to vote for Britain to leave the EU in the 23 June referendum
The campaign to take Britain out of the EU has opened up a remarkable 10-point lead over the Remain camp, according to an exclusive poll for The Independent.
The survey of 2,000 people by ORB found that 55 per cent believe the UK should leave the EU (up four points since our last poll in April), while 45 per cent want it to remain (down four points). These figures are weighted to take account of people’s likelihood to vote. It is by far the biggest lead the Leave camp has enjoyed since ORB began polling the EU issue for The Independent a year ago, when it was Remain who enjoyed a 10-point lead. Now the tables have turned.
Even when the findings are not weighted for turnout, Leave is on 53 per cent (up three points since April) and Remain on 47 per cent (down three). The online poll, taken on Wednesday and Thursday, suggests the Out camp has achieved momentum at the critical time ahead of the 23 June referendum.
Brexit campaigner Farage says UK, Italy to launch EU’s disintegration
The European Union will start disintegrating after Italians pick the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement candidate as mayor of Rome on June 19 and Britons vote to leave the EU four days later, the leader of the UK Independence Party was quoted as saying.
UKIP’s Nigel Farage told Italy’s Corriere della Sera in an interview published on Saturday that British Prime Minister David Cameron should resign even if the ‘Remain’ camp won by a narrow margin in a June 23 referendum on EU membership.
Bookmakers still predict Britons will vote to stay in the EU, while opinion polls have see-sawed – though one on Friday gave a 10 percentage point lead to the ‘Leave’ side, for which Farage is a prominent campaigner.
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EU referendum: ‘Panicked’ Remain camp plans to ‘take out Boris’ as opinion polls swing in Brexit campaign’s favour
Downing Street is “panicked” over the EU referendum amid growing internal signs that support for the Leave campaign is surging.
Private data and internal polling which shows that after two weeks of building momentum there have been huge swings to the Brexit campaign has prompted growing alarm in the Remain camp, sources have said.
It has led to a marked change in strategy, with the campaign to keep Britain in the EU now orchestrating a series of highly personal attacks on Boris Johnson, one of the leaders of the Leave campaign.