Almost half of Europeans, 45 percent, want their respective countries to hold exit referendums on whether they should stay in the European Union.
An Ipsos-MORI poll released Monday surveyed 6,000 Europeans from Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain and Sweden on their feelings about the current state of the EU. The United Kingdom will be the first to hold a referendum when it votes on “Brexit” June 23.
One-third of European voters would vote to leave the EU if their country held a referendum today, the poll shows. Pro-EU leaders fear the number would grow and start a domino effect if Brexit becomes reality.
Support to leave the EU is above 40 percent in Italy, France and Sweden, which suggests that a referendum would make for a close call. Marine Le Pen, leader of French nationalist party the National Front, has already called for every country to hold their own referendums.
The Brexit race remains tight with six weeks to go. The latest YouGov poll released Monday gives the “remain” side a slight edge with support from 42 percent. The “leave” camp, sitting at 40 percent in the poll, is hoping to convince the 13 percent that consider themselves undecided voters.
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