A Union Jack flag flutters next to European Union flags ahead of a visit from Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, January 29, 2016. REUTERS/FRANCOIS LENOIR
USA Today: Exclusive poll: EU support falls after Jo Cox murder
LONDON — British support for remaining in the European Union has weakened in the wake of the murder of the pro-EU politician Jo Cox, according to an online research company Friday.
Qriously, a London-based technology start-up that gathers data and intelligence about consumers through mobile phone apps, found that backing among likely voters for Britain's EU membership has dropped to 32% from 40% before her death.
The poll was based on 1,992 British adults surveyed on June 13-16, and then 1,002 on June 17 — the day after Cox was shot and killed in northern England. The start-up claims to have held the first such survey on the topic since the lawmaker's slaying. Most of Qriously’s surveys are done for corporate brands and it has not been previously conducted an EU referendum poll.
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WNU Editor: Another poll is saying the opposite .... Remain campaign pulls ahead of Brexit in EU referendum poll (Scotsman). What's my take .... the murder of pro-EU politician Jo Cox has completely changed the narrative on the question of whether Britain should stay in the EU or not .... and in a referendum where the poll numbers are indicating that it is a very close race .... and with the momentum being taken away from the "Leave" side .... this will have an impact. But will it be enough? I guess we will find out in a few days.