Fianna Fáil's support base was traditionally described as a group "that thought Labour, but voted FF", but with that demographic having fractured in multiple directions at the last election, can any one party claim to be the voice of lower-income voters? Numerically, the answer must be Fine Gael, but their ideological focus concerns a middle-class coalition of urban professionals, prosperous farmers and Ahern-era FF ABs that have elevated FG to largest-party status. Labour have long pursued the left/liberal section of that social class, and by concentrating on the public sector, the party has left a vacuum which Sinn Féin are eager to exploit. That party has based its growth strategy on targeting lower-income voters before widening its net, but even then, its percentage of that group has yet to rival that of the traditional parties, if poll figures of 15-20% are any testament, while the ULA remain a micro-alliance. Of course, it may very well be that the notion of a monolithic working-class bloc is entirely false, but even that allowed, who can best claim to represent the most vulnerable?