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Swingers: latest poll shows 35 per cent of referendum voters 'don't know'

Government under pressure to ensure the one-third of voters head towards a Yes vote.

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DON’T KNOWS OR undecided voters make up 35 per cent of the electorate for the upcoming referendum, according to a new Millward Brown Lansdowne poll for the Irish Independent.

Just 14 days ahead of polling, one-in-three voters don’t know whether to vote in favour of ratifying the Fiscal Compact.

According to the poll, 37 per cent intend to vote Yes, while 24 per cent will say No to the treaty. About 4 per cent said they will not exercise their vote.

If the ‘don’t knows’ are omitted from the poll, which was conducted earlier this week, then the Yes vote jumps to 60 per cent.

As expected, Fine Gael voters had the largest proportion of Yes voters. On the other side, 82 per cent of Sinn Féin voters will vote against ratifying the treaty on 31 May.

Fianna Fáil supporters remain loyal to leader Micheál Martin with 72 per cent stating they will vote Yes in two weeks time.

Despite a party campaign, Labour’s vote is more equal with a 59:41 split in favour of a Yes vote.

The survey for the Independent Newspaper Group also asked interviewees if we should keep the euro with 76 per cent answering Yes.

The poll used a sample of 1,016 adults who were interviewed face-to-face in their homes on Monday and Tuesday this week.

Yesterday: Referendum roundup: 15 days to go

Read in full: The Fiscal Compact treaty in layman’s terms (PDF)

In full: TheJournal.ie‘s coverage of the Fiscal Compact referendum

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