LONDON — The United Kingdom appears to be on its way out of the European Union after a poll released Monday showed the “leave” campaign with a 10-point lead.
Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon appealed to millions of voters to back “remain” during a series of televised showdowns as Brits head toward the June 23 vote. And a host of world leaders, including former U.S. President Bill Clinton, have urged the UK not to leave the EU.
Only 2% of the 2,052 respondents in the ORB International poll, conducted Wednesday and Thursday for the Independent newspaper, said they would not vote in the referendum. When the results are weighted for turnout, 55% said they will vote to leave the European Union; 45% will vote to stay.