More people in the UK are in favor of staying in the European Union (EU), a new poll has found, just over a month before the so-called Brexit referendum.
The ORB poll published on Tuesday found that the “Remain” campaign won 55 percent support, holding a commanding 15-point lead over the rival “Leave” campaign who only managed to score 40 percent.
The result marked a 3-point decrease for leaving the 28-member bloc since the previous ORB poll in April, while the opponents of the option grow larger by 4 points.
Fifty-six per cent of all participants said they were determined to vote in the referendum June 23, including 53 percent of Remain voters and 62 per cent of Leave voters.
At 61 percent, most of the respondents said they believed the UK will vote to remain in the EU, while 24 percent said the opposite.
The population of soft voters – those either undecided or likely to change their minds come polling day – shrunk in size by 6 percent compared to last month, reaching 15 percent, according to the poll.
Additionally, 43 percent said voting Leave will expose Britain to a greater risk of terrorism, an increase of 7 points, while only 29 percent believed the same of Remain, a decrease of 3 points.
The survey also found that 60 percent of voters view leaving EU as a risk, compared to the 22 percent who thought otherwise.
A separate ICM poll for the Guardian newspaper which was published on Monday, also showed that the "remain" camp held an 8-point lead over its "Leave" rivals.
The economy and the impact of a possible British exit, or Brexit, on jobs, wages and trade are a key battleground for both the "Remain" and "Leave" campaigns
The “Remain” campaign argues that leaving the EU would risk the UK's prosperity, diminish its influence over world affairs, and result in trade barriers between the UK and the EU.