According to the poll, 51 per cent of British people would vote ‘No' if a referendum held on Monday, reported The Daily Mail.
The European Union came into existence after World War II to serve as an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. The EU has its own currency the euro, its own parliament. It now sets the rules in a wide range of areas - including on the environment, transport, consumer rights and even things like mobile phone charges.
It follows a string of polls over recent years which have given comfortable leads to the pro-European camp. Significantly, it is the first measure of public opinion since the Government changed the questions of the referendum from Yes/No to vote on whether Britain should stay to ‘Should the UK remain a member of the EU or leave the EU?'
The exodus of hundreds of thousands of people from war and conflict hit countries to European Union has put it out of order and prompted sharp divisions over how to share responsibility among its 28 member states.