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>> More Britons want to remain a member of the European Union than leave, according to a poll on Sunday. The YouGov survey of more than 25,000 people said the split was 54 to 46 in favor of remaining, after the undecided and those who refused to answer were removed from the sample.
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Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29th. But Prime Minister Theresa May is struggling to get her exit deal approved by parliament. That's opened up huge uncertainty over whether a deal is possible, or even whether the country will actually leave at all. The poll is broadly in line with others which show a deeply divided electorate.
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While a 2016 referendum voted 52% to 48% in favor of leaving, opinion has since swung towards remaining in the EU. The poll was commissioned by the People's Vote campaign, which is spearheading an increasingly vocal push for a second referendum on Brexit. On Sunday, May reiterated her opposition to holding a second referendum.
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She said it would be divisive and disrespectful to those who voted to leave in the initial vote, also highlighting a lack of time available to hold one. Lawmakers are due to vote on whether to accept May's exit deal in the week beginning January 14th.