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Brexit: Majority 'favours leaving the European Union', poll shows

Published 23/11/2015

Poll: 52% wanted to see so-called a Brexit
Poll: 52% wanted to see so-called a Brexit
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A majority of the UK public now favours leaving the European Union, according to a poll.

Research by ORB for The Independent found 52% wanted to see so-called "Brexit", compared to 48% who backed staying in.

It is the first time the survey has recorded a majority for quitting.

In June, July and September, 55% supported remaining inside the union, while last month the margin narrowed slightly to 53%-47%.

ORB questioned 2,000 people last Wednesday and Thursday.

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