- Dec 21, 2007
Kneecappers nipping at Mehole's heels. Pressure on in FF
Whats wrong with education....?....better all round for the country to have well educated and skilled people than the short term future and uncertainty of working for some scumbag sub-contractor.....SF were up to the mid 20s in 2014 under Adams.
All SF are going to do in government is tell the long term unemployed to go back to education.
I've seen varying definitions of core vote. I presume that in this context, it means those who will vote for a party "no matter what".Yep but SF's gain is in both Core and the inflated version. That's the worrying thing for FF in that it may not be an artefact of the sampling like FF's and Labour's "gain" of 1%.
He's told the FFers some home truths, especially the implied one about their being unlikely to be the largest party any time soon. They don't like that.Meholes personal satisfaction is DOWN.
I cannot see how that would be.
He hasn`t done anything since the last poll.
To be brutally honest, nobody really gives a **** about Palestine and they are just using it to virtue signal. The real danger for FF and SF is that they are going to be caught on the wrong side of things if there is a move towards a nationalist populist movement in Ireland. All that virtue signalling about illegal immigrants and bogus asylum seekers isn't count for much when the core votes have to compete with such parasitical activity for housing, education and health services. They have become an easy target for gaining votes. Look at how things are shifting in Kilkenny and Lisdoonvarna and how some politicians are already moving away from the happy-clappy virtue signalling angle.I think there is a slight rise in nationalism as a result of Trump,Syria fake news and this has reflected positively upon Sinn Fein .Maybe the Lord mayors visit to Palestine had a positive impact. When the fat lady sings, there is not much in it ,same odl, same old.
Mary Mac is DNA FFThings 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?
This is a possibility. There are some in FF who seem to want to get rid of Captain Slaphead of the FF Titanic as he is costing them votes by making FF and FG indistinguishable to the electorate. He's Labouricising FF.Maybe FF will wake up and kick out Meehaul 'the developers money is just resting in the wife's bank account' Martin......
Though it might appear small, that vote is highly concentrated and seems to get more seats than its national representation would imply. The problem for Labour under Brendan Who is that it has no such ideological support base and it is now completely dependent on personal votes. When those Labour lifers resign, rather than contest elections that they will probably lose, their personal vote disappears with them.Sol/PBP - 2% (NC)
Based on those numbers then it could really be a toss up between who is the largest party after the next GE.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.
Yep. The 21% floating vote is still the major problem for these parties.Based on those numbers then it could really be a toss up between who is the largest party after the next GE.
Varadkar has taken Bertie Ahern's "presidential" style of leadership and used it well. Martin is just playing 2006 style populist politics and failing badly because of his Montgomery Burns image. He's yesterday's man finding hard to cope with today's politics in an election that could be called tomorrow. This is very dangerous territory for FF as it could let SF overtake them.FG were averaging 31% heading into the last GE so anything could happen. Michael is a seasoned politician and has been a party leader during a GE before. I wouldn’t underestimate him. While Varadkar has shown he is more than capable of making gaffs.
Too many Labour TDs being are old, male and stale. They need a clear out.Though it might appear small, that vote is highly concentrated and seems to get more seats than its national representation would imply. The problem for Labour under Brendan Who is that it has no such ideological support base and it is now completely dependent on personal votes. When those Labour lifers resign, rather than contest elections that they will probably lose, their personal vote disappears with them.