Irish Times poll: Northern Ireland voters do not want DUP-Tory Brexit

Large majority would back staying in EU in second vote while one-third want border poll

British prime minister Theresa May and DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May and DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Voters in Northern Ireland overwhelmingly reject a hard Brexit, would vote to remain in the European Union in a second referendum and would prefer checks on goods travelling between Great Britain and the North rather than checks on the Irish Border, according to a special Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll in Northern Ireland.

A parallel poll in the Republic finds that almost half of all voters favour a referendum on Irish unity and a clear majority would vote in favour of reunification.

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