SF up, FG down in latest poll

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A new IPSOS/MRBI opinion poll in the Irish Times shows an increase in support for Sinn Féin and a fall for Fine Gael. Given that the poll also shows a fall in Leo Varadkar's approval rating, this will provide some level of sustenance to opposition parties that they might be making some impact.

The figures are:
FG - 34% (-3)
FF - 26% (+1)
SF - 22% (+3)
Lab - 5% (+1)
GP - 3% (NC)
Sol/PBP - 2% (NC)
SD - 1% (NC)
IA - 1% (NC)

Non-aligned Independents are on 6%.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has seen a 5% drop (from 60% to 55%), but he remains by far the most popular leader per the poll.
 
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Putting Ireland first again beginning to resonate with the voters?
 

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A new IPSOS/MRBI opinion poll in the Irish Times shows an increase in support for Sinn Féin and a fall for Fine Gael. Given that the poll also shows a fall in Leo Varadkar's approval rating, this will provide some level of sustenance to opposition parties that they might be making some impact.

The figures are:
FG - 34% (-3)
FF - 26% (+1)
SF - 22% (+3)
Lab - 5% (+1)
GP - 3% (NC)
To be fair to the bluebots Leo is probably beginning to make an impact on the voters as well.
 

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Labour going nowhere still.

Having checked the newspaper I would add that non aligned Independents are on 6%.
 

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So we are looking at an extension of supply and hurl from the ditch agreement.
 

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So we are looking at an extension of supply and hurl from the ditch agreement.
Never underestimate the daftness of some FFer turkey who lets his "nackeral party of government" urgings cause him to bring Christmas forward.
 

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Oh look, SF dump Adams and break the 20% barrier. What. A. Surprise.
 

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It's quite a feat that labor and the Greens are still getting the percentage they are.
 

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Labour going nowhere still.

Having checked the newspaper I would add that non aligned Independents are on 6%.
Thanks. I'm out of IT articles. I'll add that to the OP.

Labour will go nowhere as long as they're led by a non-entity.

I think AK47 gave Howlin 6 months, that 6 months is nearing its end and this poll might be the catalyst AK needs.
 

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Looks like SF will be the kingmakers (that's if a republican party can be kingmakers......ethically)
 

Mick Mac

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Oh look, SF dump Adams and break the 20% barrier. What. A. Surprise.
Is it Adams or are the riding the wave of populist movements.

Putting Ireland ahead, an alternative path for Germany, national priority, UK jobs for UK workers a la the Corbyn.

It could be Adams leaving. It could be national populism arriving in Ireland as well.
 

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Oh look, SF dump Adams and break the 20% barrier. What. A. Surprise.
I think TheJournal is make too much of that. She's been leader for well over two months.
 

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Oh look, SF dump Adams and break the 20% barrier. What. A. Surprise.
It has had a positive impact but it could also be down to the Referendum.
Also, it's in the margin of error and it's not as if they were at 10%
We will need more polls to really see the impact.
 

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To be fair to the bluebots Leo is probably beginning to make an impact on the voters as well.
It's going to take more than one poll before we can say if this is significant. The Naughten thing won't help the FGers if they let it drag on.
 

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Things looking bad for Captain Slaphead of the FF Titanic. The iceberg of SF is looming. Even though FF has gained a point, the drift towards "respectability" under Mary Lou is making SF a major threat to FF's recovery. If FF does not wield the axe on Naughten, it is going to lose a major opportunity to present itself as a party with some sense of ethics. As for Labour, Brendan Who?
 

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Slabz Frenz have exploded their popularity.

Hurray for the Provisional Cult.

Cheap dodgy diesel from every dullard in the audience.
 

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It's going to take more than one poll before we can say if this is significant. The Naughten thing won't help the FGers if they let it drag on.
Well since leo isn't going away the impact is likely to continue.
 

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Things looking bad for Captain Slaphead of the FF Titanic. The iceberg of SF is looming. Even though FF has gained a point, the drift towards "respectability" under Mary Lou is making SF a major threat to FF's recovery. If FF does not wield the axe on Naughten, it is going to lose a major opportunity to present itself as a party with some sense of ethics. As for Labour, Brendan Who?
Brendan who or Labor what?
 

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Slabz Frenz have exploded their popularity.

Hurray for the Provisional Cult.

Cheap dodgy diesel from every dullard in the audience.
Ireland is joining the populist revolt.

Isn't this positive?
 

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It's going to take more than one poll before we can say if this is significant. The Naughten thing won't help the FGers if they let it drag on.
Poll was over Monday and Tuesday of this week so it may not have captured the real impact of the Naughten/FG fiasco. MoE is +/- 2.8% so impact on FG is valid.

Cores should be more worrying:
" Fine Gael 24 per cent (down two); Fianna Fáil 21 per cent (up one); Labour 4 per cent (up one); Sinn Féin 18 per cent (up three); Independents/Others 12 per cent (down three).

Undecided voters were at 21 per cent, unchanged since the last poll"

That's a big gain for SF.
 


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