Latest polls: Brexit sentiment back to excruciatingly tight, evenly divided

Latest polls: Brexit sentiment back to excruciatingly tight, evenly divided

Britain’s referendum on European Union membership remained too close to call two days before the vote, with separate polls showing leads for both sides and billionaire investor George Soros warning of a slump in the pound should voters back Brexit.

A YouGov poll of 1,652 voters for the Times newspaper published late on Monday showed “Leave” at 44 percent and 42 percent for “Remain”, while a survey of 800 people by ORB for the Daily Telegraph had “Remain” at 53 percent and “Leave” at 46 percent among those certain to vote.

The pound surged the most since 2008 on Monday as investors bet that the referendum was swinging in favor of “Remain.” Still, Soros, who made $1 billion betting on a devaluation of the pound in 1992, warned that the possibility of the U.K. leaving the EU is still a real risk which could cut currency’s value by a fifth.

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