United Ireland opinion gap narrowing as new poll finds 42.1% of voters would be in favour of a border referendum – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
June 11, 2018

United Ireland opinion gap narrowing as new poll finds 42.1% of voters would be in favour of a border referendum

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The opinion gap on an United Ireland is shortening if a latest poll conducted by BBC/Lucid Talk is to be believed.

In an online poll conducted in May, results found that in total 42.1% of voters would vote join the Republic of Ireland if a border referendum was to be held in the immediate future.

Although the support for such a scenario is considered to be narrowing, the overall result still favours those who wish to remain as part of the UK at 45%.

The poll which also questioned nationally identified Northern Ireland residents also found that 12.7% of people living in the North were undecided on which they would vote.

In question to identity 58.6% of people said they were Irish whilst 46.7% of people identified themselves as British.

The poll also uncovered that a large majority of the population didn’t not only class themselves as either Irish or british, with 57.9% classing themselves as Northern Irish, whilst a further 56.7% said they were European.

The latest findings which are not considered definitive does make for interesting reading as a previous poll by Queens University suggested that only 21% of the North’s population would be in favour of a border poll for an United Ireland.

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