Almost half of people want to repeal the eighth, according to a new poll
Almost half of people want to repeal the eighth amendment, according to a new poll.
47 percent of people surveyed in the latest Behaviour and Attitudes/Sunday Times opinion poll said that they were going to vote in favour of repealing the eighth amendment.
29 percent said that they would vote against repeal and 21 percent said that they did not know.
3 percent said they will not be voting.
Removing the number of undecided voters shows that 62 percent of voters are in favour of repealing the eighth, while 38 percent are not.
The eighth amendment makes abortion illegal in Ireland except in cases where there is a substantial risk to the life of the mother.
If passed, abortion will be available "without specific indication" up until 12 weeks gestation.
Published today, the Sunday Times poll showed that since their last public opinion poll was carried out last month, support for the repeal of the eighth amendment has dropped by two percent.
Support for keeping the eighth amendment has risen by two percent and the number of unsure voters has also risen by one percent.
The referendum on the eighth amendment will take place on May 25.