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exclusive Poll: NHS could be crucial in border poll with support for united Ireland and the Union running neck-and-neck

Over a quarter of people would vote to stay with UK based on health service, poll finds

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An NHS mural on Divis Street in west Belfast

An NHS mural on Divis Street in west Belfast

An NHS mural on Divis Street in west Belfast

The NHS will play a major role in deciding a border poll with support for the Union and a united Ireland neck-and-neck, according to a new survey.

A poll carried out by LucidTalk found that the health service would not influence how almost seven in 10 people voted in a referendum - 35% of people would vote for Irish unity and 34% would vote to remain in the UK regardless.

But over a quarter (26%) said that the NHS would make them more likely to support the Union.


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