Polls show Seanad abolition set to pass

The government looks set to win the referendum on scrapping the Seanad according to a new poll by the Irish Times and Ipsos MRBI.

44% of people are in favour of removing the upper house while 27% are against with as many as 21% saying they don't know, according to the IPSOS/MRBI poll in today's Irish Times. Some 8% said that they did not intend to vote.

The referendum to set up a new Court of Appeal also looks set to pass with 76% in favour and 24% against when the undecided are excluded.

The poll shows that the savings generated by abolishing the Seanad is the biggest motivating factor for those supporting the referendum.

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