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Massaging of poll results borders on the ridiculous

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Parties and media should stick to facts in debate over Irish unity

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Tensions: A protest in Co Armagh by Border Communities Against Brexit. Credit: Niall Carson/PA

Tensions: A protest in Co Armagh by Border Communities Against Brexit. Credit: Niall Carson/PA

Tensions: A protest in Co Armagh by Border Communities Against Brexit. Credit: Niall Carson/PA

Opinion polls are nearly always controversial, and opinion polls on Irish unity are even more so. Even so, the discussion around the latest results of another Northern Ireland border poll survey among some commentators on mainstream and social media was eye-catching.

Nearly everyone quoted only part of the poll results (the part they liked), with headlines such as ‘Only 30% support united Ireland’ right through to ‘Less than 50% in Northern Ireland support NI remaining in the UK’, and ‘55% in NI now support a united Ireland or could be thinking about it’.


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