Do you think that ‘The issue of the Irish border is being deliberately exaggerated by politicians who want to stop Brexit – if both sides were willing, a practical solution could be found that would avoid a hard border after Brexit without EU regulations applying in Northern Ireland’, or that ‘The only way to avoid a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland is to keep the ‘backstop’, or for the UK to remain in the EU – there is no alternative solution available’?

Field work dates: 30 August 2019 - 2 September 2019
Data from: Northern Ireland
Results from: 1 poll

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Results for: Do you think that ‘The issue of the Irish border is being deliberately exaggerated by politicians who want to stop Brexit – if both sides were willing, a practical solution could be found that would avoid a hard border after Brexit without EU regulations applying in Northern Ireland’, or that ‘The only way to avoid a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland is to keep the ‘backstop’, or for the UK to remain in the EU – there is no alternative solution available’?
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2 September 2019
Poll by Ashcroft
The issue of the Irish border is being deliberately exaggerated by politicians who want to stop Brexit – if both sides were willing, a practical solution could be found that would avoid a hard border after Brexit without EU regulations applying in Northern Ireland41%
The only way to avoid a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland is to keep the ‘backstop’, or for the UK to remain in the EU – there is no alternative solution available57%
Don’t know/Not sure2%

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    Which of the following is closer to your own view? The issue of the Irish border is being deliberately exaggerated by politicians who want to stop Brexit – if both sides were willing, a practical solution could be found that would avoid a hard border after Brexit without EU regulations applying in Northern Ireland / The only way to avoid a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland is to keep the ‘backstop’, or for the UK to remain in the EU – there is no alternative solution available

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