Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

ITV News poll: Remain campaign stretches lead over Brexit with two months to go to EU referendum

The number of people in the UK who want to remain in the EU has stretched to 11 points ahead of those who want to leave, the latest ComRes poll for ITV News suggests.

Credit: ITV News

The number of voters in the Remain camp stood at eight points in February and narrowed to seven points in March, but this month the number voting to stay is leading by 11 points.

The poll shows that 51% of Britons say they would vote to remain in the EU, compared to 40% who say they would vote to leave.

Despite a tough month for the prime minister, including scrutiny of his tax affairs following the Panama Papers leak and criticism of the Government's £9 million pro-Europe leaflet campaign, David Cameron is still the most influential politician in deciding how people will vote.

While 34% of Britons said that Cameron will influence them, the proportion who say Boris Johnson will be important to their decision has increased slightly from 29% to 32%.

More Britons continue to think that leaving the EU will be a big risk to the economy than think remaining in the EU would be (33% to 19%).

A pro-EU leaflet issued by the Government Credit: PA

Question: If a referendum were held tomorrow on the UK’s membership of the European Union (EU), how would you vote on the following question? “Should the UK remain a member of the European Union, or leave the European Union?”

51%
Remain
40%
Leave
9%
Don't Know

Who of the following, if any, will be important to you in deciding how you will vote at the upcoming referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union?

Question: How much of a risk, if any, do you think there is to the British economy if…

ComRes interviewed 1,002 British adults aged 18 and over from 16th-19th April for ITV News and the Daily Mail.