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    Most Britons Believe Cameron Will Campaign to Keep UK in Europe Before Vote

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    The majority of British citizens believe that Prime Minister David Cameron will campaign for the country to remain in the European Union in the referendum to decide whether or not the United Kingdom should continue in or exit from the bloc, a poll revealed Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) According to the survey conducted among UK citizens by the Ipsos MORI polling company, 68 percent of respondents believe that Cameron will campaign in favor of UK membership of the European Union, while 17 percent said they thought he would put his support behind the country exiting the 28-nation bloc.

    The recent poll revealed that at least 53 percent of respondents supported the country's EU membership and about a third of those polled said they would prefer "to get out" of the bloc.

    Cameron pledged in the election campaign that led to his Conservative Party's victory in the May parliamentary elections to hold a nationwide in/out referendum by the end of 2017 on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union. He intends to first try to renegotiate EU-UK relations before staging the vote.

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