Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll: Nothing can be taken for granted
A successful campaign for the repeal movement will take not just commitment to stay the course for the next five weeks, but discipline and realism
April 20, 2018
The findings of today’s latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll will come as welcome reassurance to those who wish to see a change in Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws. However, they should take nothing for granted. There are five weeks from today until polling day in the referendum. It will be an intense and hard-fought campaign.
Today’s findings, however, suggest that the repeal campaign is in the driving seat. Just under half - 47 per cent - of all voters now say they will vote in favour of removing the constitutional ban on abortion, while 28 per cent say they will vote against the measure.