Interesting poll out in the Irish Times today showing a continuing improvement in both Fine Gael and Sinn Fein’s vote. Whilst Fianna Fail remain steady at just around 19% and Labour are stuck at 7% .
Should we see between now and February a series of polls reflecting similar results, it will be hugely helpful to Fine Gael as they attempt to sideline Fianna Fail and make the election a choice between Gerry Adams and Enda Kenny. Ironically, Fine Gael’s strategy for the election boosts Sinn Fein amongst the anti-government section of the electorate.
Anyway here are the results;
If you want to see a longer trend over a period of time;
Adrian Kavanagh in his blog breaks down some of opportunities for the parties at the next election.
David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs