Pro-Brexit newspaper puts spin on 8% Remain poll lead
- Credit: PA Wire/PA Images
A survey has found that Remain now have an 8% lead over Leave, but one newspaper has put a pro-Brexit spin on its headline.
The European Parliament Spring Eurobarometer polls people Europe-wide for attitudes towards the union.
It found that while 45% of UK respondents would vote to remain today, just 37% would vote to leave, giving Remain an 8% lead.
The other 18% of respondents were unsure.
While reporting a wide range of the survey's findings, the Telegraph headlined the story: 'Less than half of Britons would vote Remain in new Brexit referendum, EU polling finds.'
You may also want to watch:
Its Brexit live blog, published in the afternoon, framed it similarly: 'Less than half of Britons would back staying in EU - with no majority for any outcome, poll suggests'
The piece continued: 'If there was to be another referendum, the side who could win over the undecided voters would prove victorious.'
- 1 Susanna Reid takes on Priti Patel over government's gaslighting of public on coronavirus
- 2 Brexiteer musician accused of hypocrisy after demanding No 10 help bands with EU visa
- 3 Tory minister admits UK rejected EU's music visa offer in order to 'take back control' of borders
- 4 PMQs: Ben Bradshaw calls out Boris Johnson over Brexit lies
- 5 ‘Don’t haste ye back’ - Nicola Sturgeon's perfect farewell message to Donald Trump
- 6 Piers Morgan calls on Priti Patel to resign over missing crime records fiasco
- 7 Tory MPs vote down Lords bid to protect NHS from post-Brexit trade deals
- 8 9 of the best tweets of Donald Trump leaving the White House
- 9 Boris Johnson narrowly avoids defeat over vote on trade deals with genocidal regimes
- 10 Trump caller hangs up on James O'Brien after failing to cite ex-president's 'truths'
The Eurobarometer survey continued to note that across the EU as a whole, 68% would vote to Remain in a referendum, and 68% also felt that member states, on balance, benefit from membership.
For UK respondents, 54% felt that the country has benefited from membership of the EU - lower than the EU average but almost double the percentage in 2010, which stood at just 27%.
However, 57% of UK respondents feel that the EU is heading in the wrong direction, and less than a third felt that their voice counts in the EU.
Become a Supporter
The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.