May 19, 2013
According to the new ICM poll for The Sunday Telegraph nearly half of Britons answered “no” to the question of “Do you think that the UK should remain a member of the EU”. The figure was the highest than in other recent surveys with only 30 percent saying they want Britain to remain in the union.
The recent poll, which is considered as a boost for the eurosceptic cause, showed that 44 percent of Britons want an “in/out” referendum immediately, while 29 percent said they are prepared to wait until 2017, Prime
Minister David Cameron’s preferred option.
Almost 31 percent picked David Cameron as the most trusted authority to enter talks with the EU on the UK’s behalf. Nigel Farage (UK Independence Party’s chief) was the second most trusted, marginally ahead of Ed Miliband the head of the opposition Labour Party, although both men are on 18 percent when numbers are rounded up. Nick Clegg, Liberal Democratic party chief came last on just four percent, the poll showed.
Meanwhile, Labour party’s popularity fell four points from last month to 32 percent, with the Conservatives down one on 29 percent and the Liberal Democrats also down one on 16 percent.
Voters believe UKIP will win 15 percent of the vote in the 2015 general election – a high figure which underlines the party’s recent good results in parliamentary by-elections and local council ballots.
ICM Research interviewed an online sample of 2,017 adults aged 18+ on 15-16th May 2013.
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