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Lisbon poll shows all still to play for – Ó Caoláin

3 September, 2009 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

Responding to this evening’s Irish Times TNS/MRBI poll opinion results on the Lisbon Treaty Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said:

“The important poll is the referendum on October 2nd. However today's Irish Times TNS/MRBI figures clearly indicate that all is to play for in the coming four weeks.

“While the poll indicates that the Yes side are ahead, support for the Treaty is not only declining but the gap is narrower than at the same point in the 2008 campaign when you exclude the undecided.

“Sinn Féin believes that it is possible to defeat the Lisbon Treaty a second time round. The voices of 900,000 people must not be silenced. As it is exactly the same Treaty that we voted on in 2008 we are optimistic that the people will give the same answer so that a better deal for Ireland and the EU can be secured.” ENDS

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