While a one-off poll can only give a limited snapshot of public opinion at any given time, the value of the Sunday Business Post’s Red C tracking poll lies in identifying the general trend in parties’ support. Red C managing director, Richard Colwell, on the latest poll in the Post
The story told by this data is that underlying support for Fianna Fail is on an upward trend, with gains across each of the past two months.
Conversely, for Fine Gael the underlying figures show a consistent downward trend dating back to before the summer recess. For most of the other parties, underlying trends are relatively stable, with Labour on 12-13 per cent, Sinn Fein on 9 per cent, and the Green Party on 7 per cent.
Only the PDs record a clear upward trend in support from the lows they were at during the summer.