Exit Poll Suggests 'Landslide' Repeal Of Eighth Amendment

Exit Poll Suggests 'Landslide' Repeal Of Eighth Amendment
Tuáthla Lucey
Tuáthla Lucey

25 May 2018

Polls have closed in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

The poll suggests Yes has won by 68%

Figures suggested turnout slowed after an initial rush earlier.

An exit poll by the Irish Times has predicted the country has voted "by a landslide margin" to repeal the Eighth Amendment.

The poll suggests the margin of victory for the Yes side will be 68% to 32%.

According to the poll, the highest Yes vote was in Dublin, where 77% of voters backed the proposals.

The majority in favour of repeal in rural Ireland at 60% was smaller than in urban Ireland.

The poll also found that women voted in favour for the proposal by 70% voting in favour and 30% against.

Support from men was weaker, but still high - at 65% to 35%.

While younger voters were also in favour of the change, with majorities in all age groups under-65.

The exit poll was conducted by Ipsos/MRBI among 4,000 respondents at 160 polling stations in every constituency.

Interviewing began at 7.00am on Friday and continued throughout the day.

The poll is estimated to have a margin of error of +/- 1.5%.