Pound hits highest level in month as Brexit “remain” support rises to 65%

By Keith Jenkins

(Bloomberg) — The pound rose for a third day, approaching a three-week high versus the dollar, as a poll by former Conservative lawmaker Michael Ashcroft showed almost 65 percent of voters believe the U.K. will remain in the European Union after the June 23 referendum.

Sterling rose 0.1 percent to $1.4718 as of 6:30 a.m. London time, having climbed to $1.4729 Wednesday, the highest since May 3.

A banner encouraging people to support a local Brexit campaign hangs on the side of a building in Altrincham, Britain May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble
A banner encouraging people to support a local Brexit campaign hangs on the side of a building in Altrincham, Britain May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble