ITV News poll: UK public split on EU membership

The British public is split on whether or not Britain should remain in the EU, according to an ITV News Index poll carried out by ComRes. 40% said they would vote to stay in the EU if there was a referendum tomorrow while 42% would vote to leave.

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Of those questioned:

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  • 18% did not know

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Poll suggests British public split on EU membership

The British public is split when it comes to whether or not Britain should remain a member of the European Union, according to the latest ITV News Index poll carried out by ComRes.

Of the 2,062 British adults surveyed, 40% said they would vote to stay in the EU if there was a referendum tomorrow while 42% would vote to leave.

The ITV News/ComRes poll found the British public is split when it comes to whether Britain should stay in the EU. Credit: REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Eighteen per cent said they did not know how they would vote.

Younger Brits - those aged 18-24 - were more likely to vote to stay (55%), while more voters over 65 years old stated they would choose to leave the union (49%).

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