New poll puts Remain at 55 per cent

David Cameron credited with significant increase in support among Tory voters


The Remain campaign has pulled further into the lead, according to polling by Ipsos MORI for the Evening Standard, which suggests that 55 per cent want to stay in, against 37 per cent who want to leave.

This is Remain’s most significant lead in three months, and is attributed to increased support among Tory voters.

Conducted by phone, the poll shows that Remain is winning the short-term economic debate, but has not convinced voters of the long-term benefits of EU membership.

49 per cent of people believe the economy would suffer over the next five years if Britain left the EU, while 26 believe it would improve.

But when asked about the economy over the next 10-20 years, 39 per cent believe it would be better if Britain left the EU, against 35 who believe it would be worse.

Two other polls released this week also suggest comfortable leads for the Remain camp. A Telegraph/ORB poll published yesterday puts Remain at 55, while new YouGov polling shows a 44-40 lead.

The Standard attributes increasing Tory support to David Cameron’s enthusiastic campaigning across the country, but Boris Johnson’s negative campaigning and the high-profile squabbles between pro-Leave groups may also play a part.

However, turnout among potential Remain voters is still a concern, particularly among young people and Labour voters.

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2 Responses to “New poll puts Remain at 55 per cent”

  1. Lord Fauntleroy de Belize

    This is seriously depressing. If the true strategy were known, we can keep our membership of the EEA and join EFTA. Then if we apply Article 50 (138) we can remain just as we are while we negotiate. In addition, we can discuss immigration and get a permanent settlement, we can fix up the fishing scandal, we can make the Agricultural industry independent, while still exporting to Europe and the world and our police and security arrangements will still be in place.
    Meanwhile the EU will move into a unit run by and for the Eurozone countries.
    It is a shame that nobody bothers with EUReferendum blog isn’t it.

  2. Ted

    I think my local UKIP has already given up, they were discussing how to organise for a second referendum a few years down the line. You could call this prudent planning but I think that would be generous.

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