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Why you shouldn't be reading too much into polls about the border

Bill White


Surveys won't be able to get a more meaningful view of what NI really thinks until a referendum date is set... if ever, writes Bill White

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Sinn Fein activists calling for a border poll, stage a demonstration outside Parliament Buildings, Stormont (Brian Lawless/PA)

Sinn Fein activists calling for a border poll, stage a demonstration outside Parliament Buildings, Stormont (Brian Lawless/PA)

Sinn Fein activists calling for a border poll, stage a demonstration outside Parliament Buildings, Stormont (Brian Lawless/PA)

That classic Northern Ireland border poll question is still with us, bubbling away in the background behind the coronavirus emergency.

We've recently had the results from the latest Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT) survey, including the border referendum poll question, which indicated that 51% of Northern Ireland currently supported the Union.

This, once again, is the same result for support for the Union as in all other polls and surveys, including previous NILT projects.