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    Default Big fall in support for a United Ireland: RedC/Sunday Times poll

    According to today's Sunday Times there has been a big fall in support for a United Ireland in the Republic over the last 4 years. The poll was conducted by RedC on October 4-6th.

    57% favoured a United Ireland; 22% were against; and, 21% Don't Know.

    The number in favour at 57% is down from 80% in a 2006 RedC poll.

    Support was consistent across all demographic groups and regions of the country although it was notably higher among younger people (63%) and the Unemployed (73%). I suspect the higher young and unemployed support can be explained by a higher support level for SF among those groups.

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    In 2006 we were still intoxicated by the celtic tiger.
    In 2010 people are more worried about putting food on the table or paying bills.
    Therefore national confidence isn't as high.

    Are yo suggesting in your last sentence that only people who support a UI are SF supporters/voters?
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    I wonder if the fall in support has anything to do with the lower exposure to Wolfe Tones "music" over the same period?
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    I would also say that support is well down in here in north, i would only vote for a united ireland if it economically beneficial which is def not the case now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eoghanacht View Post

    Are yo suggesting in your last sentence that only people who support a UI are SF supporters/voters?
    Are you suggesting thats not the case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacCoise2 View Post
    Are you suggesting thats not the case?
    Given that SF only get around 7% in elections it's quite clearly not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eoghanacht View Post

    Are yo suggesting in your last sentence that only people who support a UI are SF supporters/voters?
    Cop on. No I am not saying that. What I am saying is that the HIGHER levels of support among the young and unemployed could be explained by SF's higher level of support among those groups.

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    People in the South need the Border to avail of the cheap shopping. No surprise People in the Irish Republic do not want a United Ireland.

    I'd also say that Southerns are embarrased of the situation they are in and somewhat red-faced that they gloated* during the Celtic Tiger of their success and looked down on the North as backward to some extent. (*I refer to a speech in Bank of Ireland HQ given to Northern Ireland business leaders and politicians)

    Fianna Fail failed policies have done more damage to a United Ireland then any terriorist grouping or British occupation in the North

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacCoise2 View Post
    Are you suggesting thats not the case?
    Well yeah. Unless i missed the newsletter aren't FF and FG atleast paying lipservice to the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gijoe View Post
    Cop on. No I am not saying that. What I am saying is that the HIGHER levels of support among the young and unemployed could be explained by SF's higher level of support among those groups.
    Easy now joe, atleast keep it civil 'til after the first page.

    Fair enough i asked you to explain what you meant and you did. Thank you
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