For the first time since British newspaper "The Independent" and research firm BMG Research started polling UK residents for their opinion on Brexit, the remain camp seems to be gaining ground. According to the most recent December 2017 figures, the Remainers are now 10 percentage points in the lead over the Brexiteers. More than half of the 1,400 people asked by the researchers said they'd stick with the EU, up from 45 percent in November.
However, this doesn't mean there could be another referendum for the UK to stay part of the EU. The researchers note that during the field work a lot of media coverage about the failure to progress to the next stage in the Brexit negotiations might have impacted on opinions. Also, concerns over reestablishing a border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland might have impacted on public opinion.
It is also interesting to note that those who didn't cast their vote in the 2016 referendum are those now swaying towards remaining. Those who actually voted for or against are unchanged in their views.
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