The latest Paddy Power/RED C poll has shown a decline in support for the abolition of the Seanad.

49% of voters questioned support the abolition, a 3% drop from the previous poll conducted in June.

While the number of voters who support Seanad abolition has fallen, there has been a 2% increase in those who want to retain the upper house, with 36% of voters indicating they wish to keep the current system.

A further 15% of voters claim to be uncertain of how they will vote in the referendum.

Excluding the ‘Don’t Know’ category, 58% of voters are in support of Seanad abolition and 42% opposed to it.

The poll also shows that Fine Gael and Sinn Féin supporters are particularly high in supporting the abolishment of the Seanad, while Fianna Fáil and Independents are more likely to be in opposition.

The RED C poll was conducted by telephone with a random sample of 1,002 adults across the country between 5 and 7 August.