The United Kingdom is little more than a week away from the country’s biggest decision in a generation. British voters will head to the polls on June 23 to decide whether the country’s future lies within or outside of the European Union. While opinion polls have placed the two sides of the campaign neck and neck for the past few months, a series of new polls put Boris Johnson’s Brexit side firmly ahead as the United Kingdom looks almost certain to leave the European Union.
According to the Independent, two new polls released on Monday evening from the ICM and YouGov give the Leave campaign a firm lead with little over a week to go before the incredibly important referendum. The former gives Leave a six-point lead and the latter places seven points between Leave and Remain. For the Remain campaign, which is largely comprised of establishment figures within the United Kingdom, this is undeniably a harsh setback that could very well affect their chances next week.
Before now, the Remain campaign was largely believed to have momentum on their side, meaning that voters would inevitably choose the status quo over a leap into the dark on June 23, however, the newly released polls suggest that opinion is shifting in the UK and voters might be ready to take that risk.