EU referendum poll tracker and odds

Baku, February 5, AZERTAC 

The EU referendum debate is heating up as a draft deal for Britain's negotiated position in the EU has been announced, according to The Telegraph.

As renegotiations for a better deal for Britain inside the European Union are coming to a conclusion, the "Remain" and "Leave" campaigns are lining up in preparation for the crucial vote.

Follow The Telegraph's poll of polls tracker to see how the "Remain" and "Leave" campaigns are faring. Based on figures from What UK Thinks, it takes an average of the last six polls, and will be updated until election day.

While David Cameron has said that a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union will take place by 2017, it seems increasingly likely that the referendum will now be held in the summer of 2016.

His manifesto pledge to get a better deal for Britain has led to a number of proposals, including an "emergency break" on migrants' access to benefits and a recognition that the UK is not committed to further political integration into the EU.

Historical polling data shows the changes in support for the EU over the years.

In the early 1980s the "stay in" support was its lowest level but by the early 1990s it reached its peak.

The mid-1990s saw the gap between the "stay in" and "get out" camps narrow significantly and on occasion "Brexit" has been a more popular option.

Since 2014 support for staying in the European Union increased once again.

Support for Britain withdrawing from the EU fell to one of its all-time lowest levels in June 2015 but the gap narrowed significantly in September.

Since September, "Remain" has held a consistent lead over the "Leave" campaign, retaining between 55 and 51 per cent support in the referendum's poll of polls.

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