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Brexit ahead, but lead narrows as Britain’s older voters get off the Euro fence

Brexit ahead, but lead narrows as Britain’s older voters get off the Euro fence


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A Saga poll of 8,896 over 50s indicates that support for Brexit is growing. 

The latest poll shows that 41% would vote for the UK to remain a member of the European Union in June’s Referendum – up from 38.5% in March. Support for Brexit also nudged up by half a point to 45%. It appears that people are becoming more certain as those who are undecided fell from 17% to 14%.

Whilst there has been no change in the intention of male respondents, with 48% favouring Leave whilst those opting for Remain rose 2% to 42%; women have become less Eurosceptic - with 41% favouring Remain (up 4% on last month) and 41% supporting Brexit (up 1%).

Older voters are now starting to get off the Euro fence.  The latest survey shows 10% of men (down 3% on last month), 18% of women (down 5%) said they had still to decide how to vote.

The highest support for the UK to remain is amongst socio-economic groups AB (48%) and the lowest is amongst those in groups C2 and DE (23%). Conversely the highest support for Brexit is amongst those in socio-economic group DE - at 60% and lowest amongst the ABs (40%).

Scotland is firmly pro-EU with 56% supporting Remain vs 30% favouring Leave and London (49% vs 40%). All other regions have a pro Brexit majority.

Saga’s director of communications Paul Green said:

“It appears that Britain’s older voters are starting to become firmer in their opinions with fewer undecided.  Whilst support for both Brexit and Remain have increased – support for Remain has grown faster which has cut the Brexit lead from 6% to 4% amongst Britain older voters.  So there is still all to play for in the countdown to the Referundum on 23rd June.”


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