A telephone poll released Thursday as voting was underway in the U.K.'s Brexit referendum showed more voters supported the country staying in the European Union. The Ipsos Mori poll for the Evening Standard newspaper showed 52% of respondents in the "remain" camp compared with 48% backing the "leave" side. The latest poll marked a change from Ipsos Mori's June 16 survey that showed the "leave" camp at 53%, compared with 47% siding with "remain". The most recent survey asked the opinions of 1,592 people through 9 p.m. London time Wednesday. Voting began at 7 a.m. on Thursday. The pound jumped above $1.49 after the latest poll was released, hitting its highest level against the dollar this year.
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