Seismic shift needed for No side to carry referendum

Yes retains commanding lead with under one week to go before people cast vote

Denis Staunton and Stephen Collins discuss the results of the last Irish Times/Ipsos poll ahead of the Marriage Equality vote on May 22nd.

The Yes side retains a commanding lead in the referendum campaign on same-sex marriage, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll, but the gap has narrowed since the last poll in March.

When undecided voters are excluded, the poll indicates that 70 per cent of voters intend to vote Yes (down four points since March) and 30 per cent say they will vote No (up four points).

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