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Almost half of voters support EU fiscal treaty referendum – poll

Almost one in five voters say they don’t know how they will vote in the referendum according to the Sunday Business Post/Red C poll.

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ALMOST HALF OF voters support the EU fiscal treaty referendum according to a new poll – but one in five voters say they don’t know how they will vote.

The Sunday Business Post/Red C poll found 49 per cent of people polled said they will vote yes on the upcoming referendum, an increase of five percentage points on the last poll.

One-third of voters – 33 per cent –  say they will vote no, while 18 per cent say they don’t know. When the don’t knows are excluded the yes side leads by 60 per cent to 40 per cent.

Separately, the poll found support for Fine Gael has risen by four percentage points to 34, while all other parties have remained the same or dropped slightly.

Sinn Féin remain the second most popular party in the country with 18 per cent (no change), followed closely by Fianna Fáil at 16 (down one) and Labour at 15 (also down one). Independent/Green/others are at 17 per cent, down two.

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said last Monday that the fiscal treaty referendum will be held in the summer but the government has not yet set a date.

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