DUBLIN - Irish voters would vote strongly in favor of the referendum on Europe's treaty to tighten budget rules, the first opinion poll since the referendum was announced showed on Saturday.
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny surprised parliament on Tuesday by calling a referendum, Ireland's fifth on Europe in 11 years, on the new fiscal treaty.
Forty four percent of the 1,000 people questioned in the Sunday Business Post/Red C poll said they would vote in favor of the treaty, with 29 percent opposed.
Just over a quarter of voters say they are undecided.
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