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    TruthInTheNews TruthInTheNews is offline

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    Are Fianna Fail Chasing The Anti-Abortion Vote? If So Then What Are The Consequences?

    The latest B&A poll has FF at 31%, an increase of 4%. This is a significant gain during a period in which there were no major policy announcements from the FF camp apart from decision to campaign for the retention of the Eight Amendment. FF are now the only party in Ireland in favour of retaining the Eight Amendment.

    Will opposition to appeal be a vote getter for FF?
    Just how strong is the anti-abortion vote?
    Is every FF TD in favour of retaining the Eight?
    Will those FF TDs in pro-abortion constituencies openly campaign against repeal of the Eighth?
    Will FF assume the mantle of the party that represents socially conservative Ireland?
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    FF have long been opposed to abortion, It will do them no harm to take a pro life stance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devoutcapitalist View Post
    FF have long been opposed to abortion, It will do them no harm to take a pro life stance.
    How strong is the anti-abortion vote and would the abortion issue sway voters in a general election before and after a referendum?
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    They’ll pick up some disaffected FG/SF votes, not enough to matter. They’ll lose a few younger voters to FG/SF, not enough to matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    They’ll pick up some disaffected FG/SF votes, not enough to matter. They’ll lose a few younger voters to FG/SF, not enough to matter.
    Are you are saying that the overall impact is neutral?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruthInTheNews View Post
    Are you are saying that the overall impact is neutral?
    Long term, probably a net negative. Depends on how “anti” they are though. If they stick with campaigning and voting no but respecting the result, then probably neutral overall.

    I get why they’d go No though, differentiates them from the other parties, appeals to older voters.
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    Older rural voters will be happy.
    Younger urban voters won't be.
    Which one is sustainable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos the black View Post
    Older rural voters will be happy.
    Younger urban voters won't be.
    Which one is sustainable?
    Jam today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    Jam today!
    On your egg...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    They’ll pick up some disaffected FG/SF votes, not enough to matter. They’ll lose a few younger voters to FG/SF, not enough to matter.
    The Faith and Fatherland conservative electorate belong with FF.
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