'Brexit' Backers Take 7-point Lead In Poll Of U.K. Voters

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The British pound dropped after a poll released Tuesday showed rising support for the U.K. to leave the European Union. Market research firm TNS said 47% of likely voters it surveyed back a so-called Brexit from the bloc, compared with 40% who wish to remain. The pound briefly fell below $1.41 in London afternoon trade. The TNS poll gauged the opinions of 2,497 adults in the U.K. TNS said 13% of respondents were undecided or said they wouldn't vote. On Monday, separate polls from the Sunday Times/YouGov and ICM/Guardian newspaper showed more voters are in favor of Britain ditching the EU.

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