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'Landslide' Victory For Repeal Voters As First Exit Poll Results Come In

By Sarah

May 25, 2018 at 10:25pm

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It's looking like the Eighth Amendment will soon be officially part of Ireland's past as tonight's exit polls from today's historic referendum shows that the Yes voters came out in force. 

RTE released exit poll results that showed a groundbreaking 69.4% in favour of repeal 

Together with Ipsos/MRBI, the Irish Times interviewed 4,000 voters as they left polling stations all across the country - with 160 locations included. 

It's expected that the results in favour of repealing come in at 68% for Yes compared to just 32% for No.

The margin of error for The Irish Times' poll is estimated at +/- 1.5%, although official results won't be announced until tomorrow afternoon.

The news comes as a relief to Yes campaigners across the country. This referendum saw large turnout numbers and a huge 125,000 people voting for the first time.

The results also show that 87% of voters aged 18-24 voted for Repeal!

65% of men voted in favour with 35% against, and the largest 'Yes' vote went to Dublin where an estimated 77% voted to Repeal. 

Needless to say, Yes supporters are sharing their joy of the early victory results...

Header image: Repeal Project/Instagram 

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