A poll has revealed voters on two sister dailies’ patches are edging towards voting for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.
In February a poll by the Archant titles put leave at 38pc four points ahead of remain 34pc, with 28pc saying they were undecided –although there were slight differences in survey methods.
The results of the latest poll were revealed on Monday, and a further survey is now planned closer to the 23 June vote.
Archant group political editor Annabelle Dickson said: “With our network of district reporters we were in a strong position to collect a wide snapshot of people’s views from our rural market towns, coastal resorts and larger urban centres.
“We conducted a similar poll in February so we have been able to chart how people’s attitudes have shifted since then.”
She added: “We also have a packed schedule of features which will run across our titles and on our websites over the coming weeks delving into some of the key issues for our region. We plan to repeat our online Q&A which we pioneered during last year’s general election.
“Reporters, news editors, subs and editors are also set to work through the night to provide live coverage as the votes are counted across the patch on 23 June and 24 June, and to pull together a results edition as people wake up on the Friday morning.”
In March, a poll by the Express & Star, Wolverhampton, revealed four out of five of its readers were planning to vote for the UK to leave the EU.