At least that’s the way it is at the moment. This UTV online poll is nothing more than random straws in the wind, but it’s currently putting Sinn Fein on 56% and a McCartney sister on 37%. For once on the UTV site, the comments are worth perusing to pick up to the ambivilance felt by some nationalists over the apparent politicisation of the McCartney campaign. Mind you, the previous poll reckoned Ireland was going to stroll the Six Nations!
Thanks to John for the heads up!
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty