21:48 GMT18 January 2021
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    The Vote Leave campaign gained a six-point lead with just one week before the referendum on the UK's membership in the European Union, local media reported Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Some 53 percent of Britons now support the Leave camp while only 47 percent want to stay in the bloc, excluding don’t knows, Evening Standard reported quoting findings of the telephone survey carried out by Ipsos MORI market research.

    The poll showed that the Remain campaign's predictions of unprecedented economic decline in case of Brexit, dubbed by critics as Project Fear, are largely mistrusted by voters. However, probably the most important finding is the fact that a fifth of people are on the fence and may change their mind.

    UK nationals are set to vote on June 23 in a referendum on the country's EU membership, after Prime Minister David Cameron and the leaders of the 27 EU member states agreed in February to grant the United Kingdom a special status within the bloc.


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