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Exit Poll Suggests 'Landslide' Repeal Of Eighth Amendment

SPIN South West
SPIN South West

11:08 25 May 2018


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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%.


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