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Phuket pollsters vote UK to ‘Leave’ EU

PHUKET: A clear majority of respondents to an online poll by The Phuket News say that the United Kingdom should exit the European Union (EU), an opinion that will be put to the test when the polls in the “Brexit” referendum open in the UK later today (June 23).

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By The Phuket News

Thursday 23 June 2016, 12:36PM


A clear majority of people from all corners of the globe voted for the UK to leave the EU. Image: The Phuket News

A clear majority of people from all corners of the globe voted for the UK to leave the EU. Image: The Phuket News

The poll by The Phuket News asked the same question Brits will be asked in the referendum today: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the EU or leave the EU?” (See story here.)

Overall, just over 70 per cent voted “Leave the EU”, while just under 30% voted “Remain a member of the EU”.

Of those who voted in the poll, 62% of the respondents identified themselves as UK citizens, with 23% of respondents identifying themselves as Europeans.

The remainder of respondents identified themselves as follows:

  • Australian / New Zealander - 5%
  • North/Central American - 5%
  • Russian or of a former Soviet country - 2%
  • Asian (Other than Thai) - 2%
  • Thai - 1%
  • Other - 1%
  • South American - 0%

Votes cast by UK citizens in the poll correlated with the main trend, with 28.16% of Brits voting for their homeland to “Remain a member of the European Union”, while 71.84% voted for a “Brexit”.

Even 65.79% of the Europeans who voted in the poll said “Leave the EU”, and half of the Thais who voted in the poll agreed.

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All of the people who identified themselves as “Russian or of a former Soviet country” voted for the UK to exit the EU, along with 87.5% of those who called themselves “Australian / New Zealander”.

Similarly, 66.67% of respondents who identified themselves as “Asian (Other than Thai)” voted for a Brexit, as did 55.56% of “North/Central American”.

All of those who described themselves as from an “Other” region voted for the UK to stay.

 

For a comprehensive look at the arguments for and against the UK remaining or leaving the EU, read here.

 

 

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