Sunday, May 25, 2008

Lisbon too close to call as race tightens

Neither side has secured a decisive lead in the Lisbon Treaty referendum campaign and with just over a fortnight until polling day, the fate of the treaty hangs in the balance.

The campaign against the treaty has closed the gap with the Yes side slightly in the past two weeks, and the pro-treaty side now leads by eight points, according to the latest Sunday Business Post/Red C tracking poll. Turnout on polling day will be crucial if the government wants to secure the passing of the treaty.

Support for both the Yes and No side has increased in the past two weeks, as the number of undecided voters declines. However, as the campaigns intensify, the No side has fared better recently, gaining five points since the last poll. The Yes side gained three points.

Yes 41% (+3)
No 33% (+5)
Don’t Know 26% (-8)

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