UK voters shift slightly towards staying in EU: Poll

Support among Britons for staying in the European Union has increased slightly since last month giving the "In" campaign a narrow lead ahead of a June referendum, an ORB poll for the Independent said on Thursday.

Reuters| Last Updated: Mar 31, 2016, 14:26 PM IST

London: Support among Britons for staying in the European Union has increased slightly since last month giving the "In" campaign a narrow lead ahead of a June referendum, an ORB poll for the Independent said on Thursday.

The survey found 51 percent of voters wanted Britain to remain part of the 28-nation bloc with 49 percent wanting to leave. The country will vote in a referendum on June 23 to decide on Britain`s EU membership.

A similar ORB poll last month had 52 percent backing an EU exit and 48 percent supporting staying in the bloc.