Vote Leave has utilized the hallowed name of the NHS right from the start, arguing a Brexit will guarantee it up to an extra £350 million in funding a week.
Professor John Curtice of Strathclyde University said the poll, which is an average of a selection of polls, would now show 52 for leave and 48 for remain, with the academic saying it is the first time leave has been in such a strong position.
A letter signed by leaders from cities including Birmingham, Cardiff and Glasgow said a vote to leave would put cities in "serious economic danger".
Federal Reserve Policymakers Unlikely to Alter Policy ahead of EU Referendum VoteAn increase to interest rates Stateside is considered unlikely for this side of the Brexit vote, but that hasn't stopped USA market participants fretting about the tone of the rhetoric contained in Fed Chief Janet Yellen's accompanying statement.
"The real focus for us is who governs Britain". The British pound was volatile throughout Monday, initially slipping to an eight-week low against the USA dollar but later recovering to trade 0.14 percent higher at 1.4275 US dollar.
The Vote Leave campaign countered with an attempt at economic reassurance, promising that spending post-Brexit would be maintained on all the things the European Union now funds such as university research and farm subsidies, as well as cutting tax on fuel and increasing spending on the National Health Service. Oddschecker's survey of bookmakers' implied probabilities rose to 42.5 percent on Tuesday morning from 33.5 percent a day earlier.
Vote Leave said Britain's cities would benefit from the cash saved by no longer paying into European Union coffers. "We're going to take back control of the money we send to the EU", Employment Minister Priti Patel told the BBC. That is more than other government departments spend.
For the Labour "Remain" campaign, former Home Secretary Alan Johnson, described this as "fantasy economics".
The Financial Times" Poll of Polls meanwhile shows "Leave" enjoy an advantage of 46% to "Remains' 44%.
For months, No10 and Labour HQ took heart from the fact that while internet polls were pointing to a close race, more traditional phone polls tended to show a double-digit lead for Remain.
"If we vote for Brexit, it will be those at the sharp end - working people, not the leaders of the leave campaign, who will pay the price". However, even if the absolute numbers are wrong, the direction of travel is clear.