One of the usual questions in any poll is what political party you plan to vote for at the next election and our recent BIG60 Poll was no exception! You may have seen in previous reviews of our NI-Wide October BIG60 (i.e. 60 Hours) online poll that we received a whopping 2,642 responses, and after data auditing (eliminating duplicates etc.) we considered 2,517 in terms of the final results and analysis. All responses were balanced and weighted to be reflective of Northern Ireland as a whole.

We all know there's a difference of opinion in Northern Ireland (NI) regarding what nationality people consider themselves to be. The options we would normally give in a poll question about this issue, would be British, Irish, or Other. However recently 'Northern Irish' has become a more popular definition as to how people consider their nationality.

 Erin Reddy, Dee Campbell and Helen McCarthy at the Central Count Centre in Dublin Castle, Dublin as votes are continued to be counted in the referendum on same-sex marriage.

The Southern Ireland polling companies did well with the same-sex marriage referendum – their predictions were pretty good, and one polling company RedC predicted the result spot-on. Here we look at their methodology and show how LucidTalk also use the same methodology with their Opinion Panel polls.