The politics article Ireland has the most votes for the Irish flag, but the sport is more popular with its supporters, who have voted overwhelmingly for the Union flag and the Blue and Orange and Gold colours.
The polls show that the vast majority of Irish people favour the Union Flag and the blue and orange and gold colours, with 78 per cent in favour of both colours, according to a poll conducted for the Daily Telegraph.
More: The Northern Ireland flag has been adopted as the official symbol of Northern Ireland.
However, the two biggest sporting teams in Ireland, Ulster Unionist Football Association and the Ulster Rugby Union, are not on the Unionist side.
The Ulster Unionists were the second largest group in the polls, with just over 13 per cent of voters supporting the Unionists, followed by the Ulster Football Association (UEFA) with 14 per cent.
A total of 24 per cent voted for the Conservatives, 18 per cent for the Labour Party, 13 per and the Irish Democratic Unionist Party (EDLP), which is the only party that has been elected in Northern Ireland and is not affiliated with the DUP.
Meanwhile, the Irish Independent and the News Letter both said that they would be voting for the Republican Party, which has been at odds with the Union.
The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on September 30.
The results of the polls will be published on Thursday.