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Poll: Brits want to leave EU

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The poll found Brits want a referendum on further integration.

On the day of the Daily Politics' Europe special broadcast live from Brussels, an exclusive poll for the programme found a majority would like Britain to leave the European Union.

When asked in the poll if Britain should leave the EU but maintain close trading links, 55% agreed with 41% disagreeing.

Despite the strength of the Euro against the pound there was little appetite for Britain joining the single currency.

When asked if the current economic crisis has made people more likely to join the Euro, only 31% agreed with 64% disagreeing.

On the question of whether Britain benefits overall from membership of the European Union in terms of jobs and trade only 44% agreed with 51% disagreeing.

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There was very strong support for a referendum on further integration with the European Union.

When asked if the British people should decide in a vote before Britain transfers any further power to the European Union 84% agreed, with 13% against.

Poll says Brits want to leave EU

The poll was conducted for BBC2's Daily Politics programme by ComRes. They spoke to 1,004 voters between the 13th March and 16th March.

Full Results:

1. The current economic crisis has made me more likely to support Britain joining the Euro

Agree- 31%

Disagree- 64%

2. Britain benefits overall from membership of the European Union in terms of jobs and trade

Agree- 44%

Disagree- 51%

3. Britain should leave the EU but maintain close trading links

Agree- 55%

Disagree- 41%

4. The British people should decide in a vote before Britain transfers any further power to the European Union

Agree- 84%

Disagree- 13%

The poll was undertaken by ComRes on behalf of BBC2's Daily Politics programme.



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