25 November 2014

Red C poll: majority demand X case legislation

17:00, Post Reporter

A new opinion poll by Red C and The Sunday Business Post indicates a large majority in favour of legislating for the X case. The poll also reveals a sharp fall in support for Fine Gael.

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**Summary of the poll's findings on each possible option for abortion law:**

"Legislate for the X case, which means allowing abortion where the mother's life is threatened, including by suicide." **Support: 85%**

"A constitutional amendment to limit the X case, by excluding a threat of suicide as a grounds for abortion, but still allowing abortion, where the mother's life is threatened outside of suicide." **Support: 63%**

"A constitutional amendment to extend the right to abortion to all cases where the health of the mother is seriously threatened and also in cases of rape." **Support: 82%**

"A constitutional amendment to allow for legal abortion in any case where a woman requests it." **Support: 36%**

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**STATE OF THE PARTIES**

Fine Gael: 28% (-6)

Labour: 14% (+1)

Fianna Fáil: 20% (+1)

Sinn Fein: 17% (no change)

Independents/others: 21% (+4)

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*Red C interviewed a random sample of 1,003 adults aged 18+ by telephone between November 26 and 28.*

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*For more detailed results and analysis of how the poll was conducted, see tomorrow's [digital edition](http://www.businesspost.ie/#!purchase) or print edition of The Sunday Business Post.*