A recently released poll by Times/Populus revealed that 53% of eligible British voters would choose to leave the European Union (EU) if a referendum were held today.

 

Current British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Tories came in at 57%, with Labour and the Liberal Democrats at 37% and 35% respectively, showing a waning of European sentiment increasingly found on both sides of the British political spectrum.

 

The poll’s results should be worrisome for Conservative Party Prime Minister David Cameron, who is expected to fight for Britain’s membership in the EU despite strong opposition from his own party. Washington, the UK’s closest ally, reiterated its belief that the United Kingdom needed to remain within the European Union; however, if it becomes increasingly untenable politically, such sentiments will be quickly ignored.

 

[The Telegraph]