Britain resumed its debate on the E.U. membership vote on Sunday after a three-day break, with both the “Remain” and “Leave” camps seeking a more measured style out of respect for the life and service of the slain British Labour parliamentarian Jo Cox.
But their rhetoric has stuck closely to the campaign’s defining immigration-versus-economy debate focus.
The first opinion poll conducted ahead of Ms. Cox’s fatal attack on Thursday showed the Remain campaign three points ahead of its rival Leave. The telephone poll of 1,001 adults by Survation for the Mail on Sunday had 45 percent voting to stay in the European Union and 42 percent to leave.
The poll marked a reversal of positions from Survation’s survey released shortly before Ms. Cox was stabbed and shot while meeting with constituents in the village of Birstall in her electoral district. In that poll, 45 percent backed a “Brexit” and 42 percent a “Bremain.”