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The polling shows public opinion turning against Brexit—can we trust it?

Recent numbers from YouGov and ICM deserve scrutiny

By Peter Kellner  

Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

Buried in the detail of the latest ICM poll for the Guardian is a remarkable fact. Of the people who voted Remain in the EU referendum, only 32 per cent say they agree with Tony Blair’s stance on Brexit. Two-thirds of Remainers either disagree (24 per cent) or don’t take sides (43 per cent).

Successive polls have found that almost nine in ten Remain voters still want the UK to stay in the EU. So does Blair: he has been vocal and unambiguous in…

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