TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (Press Shia Agency) – The UK citizens are less optimistic about Brexit, with the gap between the supporters and opponents of the country’s withdrawal from the European Union reaching 10 percent, a fresh poll showed on Sunday.

According to a poll by BMG Research for the Independent newspaper, 41 percent of the UK citizens support Brexit, while 51 percent believe that the country should remain in the bloc.

The newspaper noted that the gap might be related to recent statements by prominent politicians and experts, such as Michael Heseltine, Peter Mandelson, Gina Miller and some others calling for a reconsideration of a “divorce.”

Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union started on June 19, and are due to be completed by the end of March 2019.