It could well be that the general embarrassment caused within Irish nationalism with the (premature) sectarian gloating prior to the last Census results being announced (take a bow Tim Pat 'Count-the-Catholics' Coogan, Nell McCafferty, Eamon Phoenix, Susan McKay and most amusing of all, Bazzer’s own colleague, Mitchel McLaughlin) has led to this welcome development...although it’s a suggestion which I feel will be less than welcome in some of the ethno-nat covens residing in the murkier end of the blogosphere.
What would such a question show? Obviously,it's only an educated guess, but, given the compulsory nature of the census and and the complete inability of the pro-Union parties to mobilise anywhere near the potential pro-Union vote, I suspect any surprises will be positive in the direction of the Union. I also think the "don’t knows/don’t cares" would be higher than expected and the correlation between "community background" and constitutional preference would be lower.
But who knows 100% for certain?
McElduff has thrown down the gauntlet, have the pro-Union politicians got the courage and the vision to pick it up?