Poll shows 47% of voters in favour of Fiscal Treaty29/04/2012 - 10:10:14
A new opinion poll published this morning indicates that the majority of voters who have decided their position are in favour of the EU Fiscal Treaty.
With just a month to go until the referendum on the treaty, the Red C opinion poll in today's Sunday Business Post shows that 47% of people plan to vote Yes on May 31.
Some 35% say they will vote No while 18% are undecided, according to the poll.
Deputy Editor of The Sunday Business Post Pat Leahy however said polling day is still some time away, and those campaigning for a Yes vote should not become complacent.
"This poll will steady nerves in Government Buildings a little bit, because some recent polls suggested that there was much greater weakness in the Yes vote than we see today," Mr Leahy said.
"In a nutshell, what we see in this poll is that the Yes side are in a good position but that the campaign will decide the outcome of this referendum."
Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil has called for a concerted effort from all pro-treaty parties in the five weeks left before the referendum.
The party has also criticised the Government for not ensuring a longer lead-in time before polling day.
Fianna Fáil's Director of Elections Timmy Dooley said they will be out in force to promote a Yes vote.
"We are certainly going to lead a very vigorous campaign in every constituency in the country," Deputy Dooley said.
"Our members and activists have already begun the work and this will continue for the next five weeks.
"It's our view that the treaty will be successful on this occasion.
"But we cannot be complacent and it's our view that the Government as leaders of that campaign has to put a very real and concerted effort in over the coming weeks."
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