Forget silent No, meet shy Yes
Heard of the silent Nos, right? Well this week, the Sunday Independent can exclusively reveal the new grouping who now hold the balance in the Marriage Equality referendum. These are the Reluctant Yeses.
These are people who came into all of this thinking they would definitely vote Yes. They are live-and-let-live kind of people who have no problem with gay marriage, and who think it is fairly obvious that gay people should be allowed to participate in this increasingly outdated institution if they wish. So they felt they wouldn't really need to engage hugely with the issues in the campaign.
They were voting Yes, and so was everyone they know.