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    UK Citizens Split on Brexit

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    The majority of Brits support the United Kingdom’s membership in the European Union, but the number of people who back exiting the 28-nation bloc is only three percent lower, a new poll has shown.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the poll by ICM, cited by the Sky News channel, 43 percent of respondents would vote in favor of staying in the European Union in the upcoming referendum, while 40 percent would prefer to leave it.

    This is the first poll to use the question "Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?"

    As many as 17 percent of people surveyed stated that they did not know whether the country should stay in the bloc or not.

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron is in the middle of an EU membership renegotiation campaign, with a nationwide referendum on the issue due to be held before the end of 2017.

    Before holding the vote, Cameron is seeking a revision of the terms of Britain’s EU membership, including greater autonomy in defining national immigration policy.

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