The annual Irish Examiner poll makes good reading for the Irish government parties with their combined support up to 45%, 11% ahead of Fine Gael and Labour. There has been a steady growth in support for FF in polls since a low point in May. Sinn Fein’s support remains stuck in the 8-10% band. Also the three most unpopular coalitions are FF/SF, FF/Green and FF/Independents and FF voters don’t like the idea of a pact with SF either. Meanwhile a senior Labour party figure is keeping the door open to a FF/Lab coalition.However, the figures for the PD’s are usually high and the support for SF at 5% in Dublin seems curiously low.
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