Our poll reveals Brexit is winning over Kent voters
More Kent voters want the UK to leave the EU than stay – and controlling immigration is the key issue for supporting Brexit.
An exclusive poll for the KM Group has indicated that 57% of likely voters in the historic referendum will back leaving the EU.
The poll findings come as both sides in the campaign make their final push for votes ahead of next Thursday’s poll. Our survey found: 57% of those likely to vote or will vote want to leave
58% of those who favour “Brexit” say immigration is the most important issue
The economy and jobs were rated as most important for those wanting to stay (47%)
Ten MPs will vote differently to their constituents - including Ashford MP Damian Green and Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins, who both back stay- ing in.
Turnout could be as high as 91%
Our survey suggests that Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage are the most influential figures for Brexiteers
The Bank of England, UK business leaders and the Bank’s governor Mark Carney are the main influences for those who plan to vote to remain.
Of those who said they would not vote, one in four said it was because they did not know enough.
The survey also points to a significant generation gap, with those aged 55-plus significantly more likely to vote to quit the EU ( 65%) than remain.
Younger people – those aged between 35 and 54 – are, in contrast, more likely to want the UK to remain in the EU by a margin of 55% to 45%.
However, the poll reveals that 17% are still undecided about how to vote, suggesting there could be a more even split between in the county on June 23.
The survey was conducted by the Ashford-based company Facts International and involved telephone interviews with 1,001 people across the county.
The most Euro-sceptic area is Sittingbourne and Sheppey, where 62% favour leaving the EU; followed by North Thanet (58%) and Chatham and Aylesford (57%).
And the most Europhile part of the county is Sevenoaks where 54% of those surveyed backed staying in.
Our survey suggests that Boris Johnson, along with Nigel Farage, are the most influential figures for the Brexit campaign