Sinn Féin surge in Meath?

That’s apparently what the Meath Chronicle is saying in the paper version – there’s no mention on the website! Sinn Féin’s Joe Reilly is on 14.9%, that’s up 5.5% on the previous general election.
And welcome Chris to the blogosphere in his own right!

  • Rebecca Black

    oh come on, Sinn Fein are never going to make that big an impact on what was John “the unionist” Brutons seat for so long

  • slug9987

    A figure without a sample size is meaningless.

  • PaddyCanuck

    Slug, you are not so quick to comment when the polls are not in Sinn Feins favour. But we will not have to wait long for the real poll, I am sure you will not be quick to comment then either.

  • slug9987

    “Slug, you are not so quick to comment when the polls are not in Sinn Feins favour.”

    When was that? The margin of error is 4.7% since the poll was of 500 people. The ‘true’ SF figure could be a lot higher. Especially as polls traditionally underrepresent SFs vote.

  • Mick Fealty

    “Especially as polls traditionally underrepresent SFs vote”. – is that always true?

  • slug9987

    Mick – in NI yes but I don’t know about the Republic.

  • PaddyCanuck

    It is often true in the Republic, not always.

  • cg

    We will all know the true figure on Saturday