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Published: Sat, June 18, 2016
World | By Ernestine Jimenez

What the Latest Brexit Poll Today Means for Investors in 2016


The last time the pollster reported a survey, Leave campaigners enjoyed a lead of four points.

The YouGov poll, which surveyed 1,905 adults Sunday and Monday, showed 11 percent are still undecided.

Opinion pollsters are under pressure because they failed to forecast both Prime Minister David Cameron's unexpectedly decisive election victory and the result of Israel's election a year ago.

Yesterday marked the fourth day of losses for the index as fears over a Leave vote for the upcoming European Union referendum took hold.

On June 23 the United Kingdom is having a referendum on whether to stay in or leave the European Union.

According to the YouGov poll for The Times, "Leave" held 46pc support compared with 39pc support for "Remain". Around 1% said they would be more likely to leave if the nation voted to remain in the EU.

The newest Brexit polls reflect increased momentum toward "Leave", or what has been dubbed Brexit.

The poll, by BMG for The Herald, showed Remain with 53.3 percent support and Leave with 46.7 percent.

The "Leave" campaign got a sizable boost Monday when media mogul Rupert Murdock's Sun newspaper urged readers to vote to leave the EU.

"Most damning is the fact that The Sun this morning came out in favour of a Brexit with a flashy and trashy editorial on the reason why Britain should quit the EU".

The findings are a body blow to David Cameron, George Osborne and the Labour Party, all of whom were hoping they could regain the initiative this week after a series of polls showing "Brexit" could become a reality.

ICM Unlimited interviewed 1,000 adults by telephone between June 10 and 13, and 2,001 adults aged 18 and over online on the same dates.

Britain is due to vote on June 23 on whether to remain part of the 28-member European Union, a decision that will have far-reaching consequences for politics, the economy, defence, and diplomacy in Britain and elsewhere.

Here's what investors absolutely must know following the latest Brexit poll today...

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