Friday 23 June 2017

New poll shows 'Yes' side lead as referendum draws close

General Secretary at the INMO (The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation) Liam Doran Minister for Health Leo Varadkar TD & Minister of State for Equality Aodhain O Riordain TD with various health professionals calling for a YES vote in the forthcoming Marriage Equality Referendum at the Royal College of Physicians , Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
General Secretary at the INMO (The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation) Liam Doran Minister for Health Leo Varadkar TD & Minister of State for Equality Aodhain O Riordain TD with various health professionals calling for a YES vote in the forthcoming Marriage Equality Referendum at the Royal College of Physicians , Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

THE latest poll on voting intentions for next Friday's marriage referendum has shown the 'Yes' side maintaining a strong lead, however more voters have drifted from 'Yes' to 'Don't Know'.

The Ipsos/MRBI poll for today's Irish Times shows that 70pc of people intend to vote 'Yes', with 30pc on 'No', when 'Don't Knows/Won't Vote' are excluded.

However the poll suggests that the 'Yes' side could have cause to fear a silent no, as 17pc of people said they were undecided.

When the undecided vote is included, the 'Yes' side is on 58pc while the 'No' side is on 25pc.

1,200 people in all 43 constituencies were surveyed last Wednesday and Thursday for the poll.

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