EU referendum: New poll shows more people likely to vote Leave as Andy Burnham says he would bet on Brexit

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The Labour Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 4
Shadow home secretary Andy Burnham favours the UK remaining in the EU (Source: Getty)

A new poll out today has given a boost to Brexit campaigners, finding that people are more likely to vote for Britain to leave the European Union than remain.

Forty-nine per cent of people polled by ORB for the Telegraph said they would vote for the UK to leave the EU, compared to 47 per cent who said they would vote to remain. Four per cent of those polled said they didn't know how they would vote in the EU referendum on 23 June.

But the lead for leave grew when ORB narrowed its results to people who said they "definitely" plan on heading to the polling station: 52 per cent of committed voters said they would vote to leave, compared to 45 per cent who said they would vote to remain. Just three per cent of those who said they would "definitely" vote said they did not know how they would cast their ballot.

The results come as shadow home secretary Andy Burnham, who backs Britain remaining in the European Union, has admitted that he would "bet that Brexit is going to win".

In an interview with the Varsity student newspaper at Cambridge University, Burnham said: "If I was to lay money on it now, tonight, I would bet that Brexit is going to win, and I don’t like saying that, but I feel that from talking to people in my own constituency.The mood is not to stay in."

Campaign guru Lynton Crosby warned in his inaugural Telegraph column this morning that the final outcome of June's In/Out vote "remains in the balance" with 100 days to go until the referendum.

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