Friday, July 29, 2016

A big majority would back a united Ireland if a referendum was held tomorrow, a new poll has found

The Paddy Power/ Red C research has found that 65% would vote in favor, an increase from a similar poll conducted by Red C for the Sunday Times in 2010 that showed support at 57%. The result is significant in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Voters in Northern Ireland and Scotland voted to reject the United Kingdom leaving the EU, something that has cast doubts over their future within the United Kingdom. Since the vote, both Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin have both flouted the possibility of supporting a united Ireland in recent weeks.


Anonymous said...

It looks like 65% of the Republic of Ireland support a united Ireland. As they wouldn't get a vote in a referendum on it, who care what they think/want?

Average Joe said...

People who are against Irish unification often make the false argument that most people in the Republic of Ireland are against it. This poll shows that most Irish people want unification.