A majority of Britons who have made up their minds would vote to leave the European Union, making Britain by far the most Eurosceptic country in the 28-member bloc, according to an ORB opinion poll published on Thursday.
As Prime Minister David Cameron pushes for a deal from other EU leaders before a referendum which he could call as early as June this year, the opinion poll showed that opposition to the European Union was growing in Britain.
While 21 percent of voters were still undecided, the poll showed 43 percent of British voters wanted to leave the EU while 36 percent wanted to stay.
When the undecided voters are stripped out, 54 percent of British voters want a British exit, or ‘Brexit’, up from 51 percent a year earlier, and 46 percent to stay, down from 49 percent a year earlier.
“Despite the impending vote on Brexit, significantly more people report to have felt further removed from Europe over the last twelve months than closer to it,” Johnny Heald, managing director of ORB International, told Reuters.