According to a new poll conducted by Lord Ashcroft, when voters were asked what they believed would be the result of a second Brexit referendum, 45 per cent of the voters said Britain would vote to remain in the EU, contrasted with 35 per cent who said Britain would again vote to leave.
Remain now has a predicted 12-point lead of 56 per cent to 44 per cent among all the voters. Nearly one-in-five Brexit voters say they believe Britain would vote to remain inside the EU instead.
Last week, Mr Farage’s surprise call for Britain to prepare for a second EU referendum was seized on by those who believe another referendum is the best way of overturning the result, including the former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and the Labour peer Andrew Adonis, as it was seen as a sign that political pressure is building for a poll on the final deal.
While Theresa May has insisted she will not allow another referendum, Mr Farage said he had accepted the possibility of one being held.
The poll also revealed that nearly 51 per cent of the Britons still remain largely opposed to the idea of another poll and just 38 per cent are in favour.
When respondents were asked whether they would support another vote if the Prime Minister fails to get a Brexit deal with the EU, 39 per cent said they would back a second referendum as opposed to 31 per cent who would oppose it.