With only a few weeks to go until Britain holds its referendum, fresh polls have shown an increase in support among voters for the U.K. to leave the European Union, swinging toward a Brexit.
The polls come as campaigners step up their push to influence voters ahead of the in/out referendum on June 23, which will decide whether the U.K. should withdraw from membership of the bloc.
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Results from a online poll released Monday by ICM showed those wishing to leave the EU at 48%, and those wanting to remain in at 43%. Factoring in the 9% “don’t know” responses, that equates to 53% in favor of a Brexit and 47% opposed, the research firm said.