Clear majority backs abortion on request up to 12 weeks, poll shows

Repeal side has lead of almost two to one as campaign begins in advance of referendum

This is the answer given by a sample of people who were asked: will you vote to change the Constitution so the Government can legislate for abortion in request up to 12 weeks?

This is the answer given by a sample of people who were asked: will you vote to change the Constitution so the Government can legislate for abortion in request up to 12 weeks?

A clear majority of voters say they will back the repeal of the Eighth Amendment and support the introduction of abortion on request up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy, the latest Irish Times/MRBI opinion poll finds.

As the campaign begins in advance of an expected summer referendum, today’s poll shows that the repeal side has an almost two to one lead over those who wish to retain the amendment.

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