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Fresh polls show Brexit campaigns neck and neck

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With three days to go until Britain votes on whether to exit the European Union, the Leave and Remain camps are in a virtual dead heat, new polls indicated on Monday.

[LONDON] With three days to go until Britain votes on whether to exit the European Union, the Leave and Remain camps are in a virtual dead heat, new polls indicated on Monday.

Britain votes on Thursday whether to leave the 28-member bloc, a referendum that may determine the political and economic fate of Europe.

A poll for the Daily Telegraph showed the "Remain" side on 49 per cent support, unchanged from a week earlier, while "Leave" was up three points to 47 per cent.

The result, based on a survey of 800 people by polling company OBR international, gave the pro-EU side a lead of two points, its slimmest since OBR began polling in March.

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Another poll by YouGov for The Times showed the "Leave" side overtaking the Remain camp, according to results released on social media by the newspaper's deputy political editor Sam Coates.

Those in favour of a Brexit now had 44 per cent support, up one point, versus 42 per cent who wanted to stay in the bloc - a drop of two points.

Political strategist Lynton Crosby wrote in the Daily Telegraph that the ORB poll indicated the result would "truly come down to the wire".

"The referendum outcome is uncertain. I wish Britain the best," Mr Crosby wrote.

AFP

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