Polls show increasing support for Brexit; Murdoch’s Sun backs ‘Leave’

Polls show increasing support for Brexit; Murdoch’s Sun backs ‘Leave’, by Reuters.

Britain’s “Leave” campaign opened up a 7-point lead over “Remain” ahead of a referendum on membership of the European Union an opinion poll showed late Monday, while the nation’s biggest-selling newspaper urged readers to vote to quit the bloc. …

According to the YouGov poll for The Times, “Leave” held 46 percent support compared with 39 percent support for “Remain.” Undecided voters were 11 percent, while 4 percent won’t vote.

Last Monday The Times/YouGov had reported a 1 percent lead for the “Remain” campaign.

The betting market still think remaining is more likely, at 1.49 for remain and 2.43 for leave, but has narrowed considerably.

The Sun (biggest newspaper in Britain):

We urge our readers to beLEAVE in Britain and vote to quit the EU on June 23. This is our last chance to remove ourselves from the undemocratic Brussels machine … and it’s time to take it. …

To remain means being powerless to cut mass immigration which keeps wages low and puts catastrophic pressure on our schools, hospitals, roads and housing stock.

hat-tip Matthew