Not talking about the Lisbon treaty is clearly not working. According to a Red C poll in yesterday’s Sunday Business Post, “support fallen from 43 per cent in February to 35 per cent”. As the only ‘mainstream’ party actually against the treaty, Sinn Fein have an opportunity to develop some strong political capital here. Although that’s likely to be a slow feed. The paper reports that: “Farmers have turned against the treaty, while Fianna Fáil voters, men and younger voters are more likely to support the proposal”. Fianna Fail still manage a three per cent rise in this poll from last months.
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