Irish Times IPSOS/MRBI Poll January 2018 - FG 34%. FF 25%. SF 19%. Labour 4%

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Latest Irish Times poll shows that FG is down 2%, FF is static. Labour is unchanged at 4% (3% core). Worrying figures for FF and Labour and a possible reason for Micheal Martin's pro-choice conversion?

"Fine Gael 34 per cent (down two points compared to the last poll in December);Fianna Fáil 25 per cent (no change); Sinn Féin 19 per cent (no change); Labour 4 per cent (no change); Independents/others 18 per cent (up two)."

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/varadkar-s-approval-jumps-to-60-as-voters-show-their-satisfaction-1.3367548

With FG leading FF by 9%, would FG consider calling a snap election based on these figures?

Howlin's approval as the "leader" of Labour is in the toilet at 18%. Could a leadership challenge from Alan Kelly be imminent?
 


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Labour clearly on way out. Middle class liberalism has a constituency in other parties.
 

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Rogue poll. How can labour be as high as 4%
 

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Despite the 18% for Ind/Others, the IA is on just 1%, Independents4change 2%, Other Inds on 6%, Greens 3%, SD 1% and Solidarity/PBP 2%.
 

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Latest Irish Times poll shows that FG is down 2%, FF is static. Labour is unchanged at 4% (3% core). Worrying figures for FF and Labour and a possible reason for Micheal Martin's pro-choice conversion?

"Fine Gael 34 per cent (down two points compared to the last poll in December);Fianna Fáil 25 per cent (no change); Sinn Féin 19 per cent (no change); Labour 4 per cent (no change); Independents/others 18 per cent (up two)."

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/varadkar-s-approval-jumps-to-60-as-voters-show-their-satisfaction-1.3367548

With FG leading FF by 9%, would FG consider calling a snap election based on these figures?

Howlin's approval as the "leader" of Labour is in the toilet at 18%. Could a leadership challenge from Alan Kelly be imminent?
well the junior partner always gets punished and ats whats happening to FF here. they'd be as well to pull the plug because barring someone going rogue at charleton, those numbers wont change much
 

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well the junior partner always gets punished and ats whats happening to FF here. they'd be as well to pull the plug because barring someone going rogue at charleton, those numbers wont change much
True. They need to be seens to with draw support on a matter of principle. The big problem is if SF manages to get another few percent. The Independents are still there and have really altered the political landscape for the top three parties.
 

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True. They need to be seens to with draw support on a matter of principle. The big problem is if SF manages to get another few percent. The Independents are still there and have really altered the political landscape for the top three parties.
absolutely bang on about the indies and SF. all the political commenators have been banging on about the state of flux with the indies, Id say that its the culmination of 890 years work by the electorate to bring the 2 cheeks of the same arse back together
 

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all the political commenators have been banging on about the state of flux with the indies
This is because many of the pol corrs adopt a very simplistic approach and consider the Independents as a single party rather than a complex group that is representative of the rejection of traditional political parties.
 

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Martin's decision to support repeal was a complete own-goal from his point of view. Some temporary plaudits from the media but as predicted, no rise in support for his party.

I thought FG were the ones who didn't understand the difference between media support & public support but it seems Martin dosen't either.
 

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It would be hard for Labour to hold on to their seats at 3% core.
They'd be done - Howlin's days must be numbered but who do they replace him with and what does that person do to turn the ship around - their few TD's are quite old and some like Brendan Ryan keep a very low profile.

Also Renua still at 0% in this poll? Didn't pick up on Martin's volte face?
 
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Not a bad poll for SF. Puts them within reach of FF again.
 


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