Poll records another jump in support for Irish Unity

A new poll out today conducted by Ireland Thinks for the Irish Daily Mail has recorded a jump in support in voters in the South f0r Irish Unity.

Ireland Thinks interviewed a random sample of 1,144 adults aged 18+ by telephone between Thursday 14th December and Friday 22nd December 2017. This group carried out a similar poll in March this year.

Respondents were asked the following question;

If it cost the Irish government €9 billion per annum for Northern Ireland to unite with the Republic of Ireland, how would you vote in relation to a referendum on a United Ireland?

In favour-60% (+10% since March)

Against-40% (-10% since March)

What is also striking is the decline in Don’t Know’s towards unification as the poll reveals

The strongest increase in support is coming from males under 45

David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs