Opinion poll: 42% of Brits want to quit EU, 37% want to stay in

According to an opinion poll carried out on behalf of the French daily Le Figaro, euro-scepticism cannot anymore be considered a marginal position in society. Although on average 56% of the population in the countries researched would still vote for their country to remain in the EU, a critical stance against the Union is on the surge nearly everywhere. The most dramatic finding of the poll is that in the UK, where Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans to hold a referendum on the issue should he be re-elected, eurosceptics enjoy a comfortable 5% lead over those wishing Britain to stay part of the European family.

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