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SBP/Red C poll: 29/3/09




pfkf

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FG still the most popular party for the 8/9 consective opinion poll, and about 9th time in a row they've polled in the 30's

I would love to meet that 28% of people that would give FF their 1st prefernce, I mean thick is not the word.
 

Evil Eco-Fascist

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Alas, poor Labour Bounce! I knew him, SBP. A party of inflated expectations. He hath talked of being bigger than FG a thousand times....
 

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FF 28 + 5;
FG 31 + 1;
LAB 17 - 5;
SF 7 - 4;
GREEN 7 + 1;
IND 10 + 2.

How will factual ever spin the SF vote on this one?:eek:
Add another 20 years to their Slow Release Strategy!

Surprised to see FF up that much - but it won't last.

FG must be breathing a sigh of relief though as the Enda Factor seems to have bottomed out.

Labour must be a bit disappointed (esp this weekend) but realistically it was a lot to hope for to hang on to the previous figure
- its still pretty good BTW.

Greens are staying put so - having the best of both Worlds.
 

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If there were a General Election and Fianna Fail got back in, I would actually emigrate as I'd have lost all faith in the electorate and I say that in all seriousness.
 

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Right is right

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Well if ever there was proof the Irish people are stupid the fact that 28% of people still claim they would vote FF proves the point...
 
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FF bounce due to a number of factors:

There is a perception out there that they might be just be getting their act together a bit
Dail on a break, allowing for soft focus Paddys Day coverage with Cowan and Obama, bringing peace and prosperity and blarney to all nations, etc, etc..
FF Ard Feis
When the govt goes to sleep, the Opposition seems to go into a permanent slumber. Where have they been for the first 2 weeks of March? The bottom line is that the Dail is one big club at the end of the day for all parties...how many TD's want to be out knocking on doors flogging the same oul ********************e when they have cushy leather seats for 5 years, plus a few little expenses of course.
The perception that there is no alternative. This is a massive failure of the main opposition parties. After all the press launches and initatives, FG are only 3 points ahead of FF, and this is when FF are in power for the longest consecutive streak since the 1960's. Just unbelievable.
 

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FF 28 + 5;
FG 31 + 1;
LAB 17 - 5;
SF 7 - 4;
GREEN 7 + 1;
IND 10 + 2.

How will factual ever spin the SF vote on this one?:eek:
v. disappointing for both SF and LP, fine for FG, relief for FF and brilliant for GP. It would suggest that it's all very volatile (except for FG vote which is unbelievable stable over the last few polls, to an almost statistically improbable degree)
 

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Agreed, it seems as if FG are sitting on a rock hard 30%. Question is can they get higher?
 

Right is right

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FF bounce due to a number of factors:

There is a perception out there that they might be just be getting their act together a bit
Dail on a break, allowing for soft focus Paddys Day coverage with Cowan and Obama, bringing peace and prosperity and blarney to all nations, etc, etc..
FF Ard Feis
When the govt goes to sleep, the Opposition seems to go into a permanent slumber. Where have they been for the first 2 weeks of March? The bottom line is that the Dail is one big club at the end of the day for all parties...how many TD's want to be out knocking on doors flogging the same oul ********************e when they have cushy leather seats for 5 years, plus a few little expenses of course.
The perception that there is no alternative. This is a massive failure of the main opposition parties. After all the press launches and initatives, FG are only 3 points ahead of FF, and this is when FF are in power for the longest consecutive streak since the 1960's. Just unbelievable.
How is there a perception out there that they are getting their act together???
FG brought out an Economic policy, policy on college fees etc....its because people (like yourself) come out with comments that the Opposition go to slumber and do nothing...
People have been brainwashed in this country that FF have economic competence when they have had to rely on FG and good luck to get the benefit of the Celtic Tiger
 

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After all the press launches and initatives, FG are only 3 points ahead of FF.

ONLY 3 points ahead of Fianna Fail. Think about that in the context of irish political history since 1922.

Around a quarter of the Irish electorate would vote for FF even if Cowen punched a baby and kicked a disabled person live on six one news and said he'd do it all again coz it was gas craic. That's the reality. A quarter of the electorate have a serious mental capacity problem when it comes to voting, like abused wives who go back to their husbands, like junkies who go back to the smack. They are incapable of using reason and logic and to form a reasoned opinion on these matters. Therefore any poll which puts FG ahead of FF and any poll which has FG in the 30's is frankly a fcking miracle.

When it's FG Ard Fheis time, as i posted a while back, Kenny has to assume the mantle of Taoiseach or get off the pot
 

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anlkestony

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28% of the electorate are braindead fianna fail androids programmed to vote for the dirtbirds at everyturn
 

Question R24U

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FF's score is reversion to the mean.

But its base is still very low. Haughey could get 44% support. Ahern could attract transfers.

FG will not rise above 35% unless they can provide a credible alternative ie they have policies which FF find are worth stealing.

The week of the 2nd to 7th April: will be critical for the economy, FF's future( if they can provide a roadmap to recovery, people will bear the pain) and obviously for Enda Kenny, this is a make or break week.
 

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