Britain's Exit from EU Gains Popular Support: Poll

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A poll on Sunday says majority of British voters supports Brexit with a referendum to be hold in 2017.

Some 43 percent of British voters support exiting the European Union against 40 percent who would vote to stay in the bloc, while 17 percent remain undecided, a poll revealed on Sunday, Sputnik News reported.

The survey conducted by the Survation polling firm for the Daily Mail news outlet, shows that a majority would prefer the exit from the 28-nation bloc for the first time since November 2014. Over 1000 people were interviewed for the poll conducted on September 3-4.

A previous comparable poll, carried out in July, showed that the majority of the interviewed supported Britain remaining in the union.

British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to hold a referendum on the country’s possible exit from the European Union by 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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