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UK: poll shows young voters could hold key in EU referendum

UK: poll shows young voters could hold key in EU referendum
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The decision over whether the UK remains inside the European Union could depend on whether young people shake off their apathy and vote in sufficient numbers on 23 June, a revealing opinion poll shows.

In a blow to David Cameron and the pro-EU camp, the online survey by Opinium puts the Leave side on 43%, four points ahead of Remain, on 39%. Some 18% of voters said they were undecided, while 1% refused to say.

Government strategists and pollsters privately admit that the central problem for the Remain side is that its support for staying in the EU is strongest among young people, the group least likely to vote. Opinium found that in the 18-34 age group, 53% said they backed staying in, against 29% who wanted to leave. But only just over half (52%) in this age group said they were certain to actually go out and vote.

For more information see: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/apr/02/eu-referendum-young-voters-brexit-leave?CMP=fb_gu

Source: The Guardian

Posted by: Katrin Schauer

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