'In' camp extends lead ahead of UK's Brexit vote: poll

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Posted: May 18, 2016 3:18 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - The campaign to keep Britain in the European Union has widened its lead over the "Out" camp, according to an opinion poll by YouGov which was reported by a journalist at The Times newspaper.

Forty-four percent of respondents wanted Britain to stay in EU compared with 40 percent who wanted the country to leave, the poll showed, according to a message posted on Twitter by Times political correspondent Sam Coates.

The previous YouGov poll for The Times, published 10 days ago, gave the "In" camp a two-point lead, Coates said.

(Writing by William Schomberg, editing by Estelle Shirbon)