Latest Poll Puts Leave Ahead But Shows Just How Close Referendum Will Be

The latest YouGov survey shows just how close the referendum will be, with Leave polling at 43 per cent and Remain just one point behind at 42 per cent, with 15 per cent are still undecided. For a long time since the announcement of the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU), Remain enjoyed a comfortable lead. Recent polls, however, many of which show the Leave side winning, show that Remain’s “Project Fear” campaigning isn’t working. YouGov asked respondents: “In a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU, how would you vote?” Increased support for Brexit as the 23 June polling day draws nearer bucks the general trend in UK referenda. In five out of six of the referendums held in Britain since 1975 support for the status quo options grew as voting day got closer. Business Insider UK reported that: “YouGov’s polls have been fairly damning toward the Remain camp, which respondents have said is responsible for the most scaremongering, negativity, and dishonesty”. The biggest boost to votes for Brexit, according to Tory election guru Lynton Crosby, has come from Leave’s increased focus on immigration. Previously, figures from Vote Leave like UKIP MP Douglas Carswell and Conservative